Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 21, 2018
Student under investigation for making threats at BOCES in Batavia.
Local Law Enforcement is looking into alleged threats made by a Batavia High School student to shoot people at BOCES.
The unnamed student was taken to Buffalo for a mental health examination yesterday.
Genesee county Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Jerome Brewster:
The potential threat of a school shooter is keeping everyone extra vigilant following the latest incident in Florida.
Assistant superintendent at Batavia Boces Julie Donlon says the threat has been addressed and the school will start up as usual tomorrow.
Donlon says the school is will be offering specialized training in the region to help schools recognize and deal with potential threats.
Livingston County Law Enforcement Search for Missing Teen.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Dansville Police are continuing to look for 15 year old Evan Sinsebox of Jay Knapp Road in Ossian.
The missing boy was last seen near Chestnut Avenue in the village of Dansville.
He is described as 5 foot 7 inches approximately 140 lbs with blue eyes and brown hair.
Evan could possibly be wearing a blue hoodie and dark pants or sweatpants and may have a hand injury that is bleeding.
Anyone with information on Evan’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (585) 243-7100.
Council President is a real hot shot.
Eugene Jankowski of Batavia was awarded for finishing in Third Place for the Trooper Division at the Bushnell Elite Tactical Sniper Challenge held last weekend in Clinton, South Carolina.
During the team competition the members must carry their rifle and gear between the nine separate stages of fire based off of real life military and police incidents.
In total teams hiked around 25 miles over three days in natural terrain carrying an approximately 50-pound backpack.
Jankowski is a retired City of Batavia police lieutenant and current president of the Batavia City Council.
More than 100 competitors from all over the country attended the event.
A New York lawmaker wants the state to pay to put school resource officers in all New York schools.
Senator Patrick Gallivan says the funding should be included in the 2018-2019 budget.
The school resource officer program is currently in place in only some school districts.
It places trained law enforcement officers inside schools to help deter negative situations.
Weather records were broken in Rochester on Tuesday.
The high temperature at the Greater Rochester International Airport was 70 degrees, which broke the old record of 62, according to the “Democrat and Chronicle”.
A dramatic drop in temperatures is expected for Wednesday, with forecasters predicting highs in the 30s and a chance for snow on Thursday.