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Written by WBTA STAFF on February 23, 2018
Students report Threat of Violence at another area school.
Concerned students at Letchworth Central School contacted Lawmen in Wyoming County to investigate a possible threat of violence.
According to The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, students identified another Letchworth High School student as the author of a perceived threat posted on social media.
Sheriff Greg Rudolph said there was no actual threat to campus, students or staff.
He said school safety is the number one priority for the Sheriff’s Office had he is glad that students and staff at the Letchworth District share the same mission.
The incident follows The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office investigation into verbal threats made by a Batavia High School student attending BOCES late last week.
No arrests have been made in either case, however police said they take threats of any kind very seriously.
Corrections Officer in Wyoming behind bars for allegedly taking bribes from inmates.
37 year old William Fannan of Orchard Park is accused of taking money from two inmates to smuggle in a dangerous synthetic drug called K2 into the Wyoming Correctional Facility.
Fannan was arrested and charged with Promoting Prison Contraband, Receiving a Bribe, Official Misconduct and Conspiracy.
The two inmates who were purchasing the drugs from Fannan were transferred to another facility after being charged with promoting prison contraband and conspiracy as well.
Fannan was ordered to be held in lieu of $40,000 bail in the Wyoming County Jail.
Judge gives Batavia woman final chance to avoid prison.
32 year old Ann Capuano of Montclair Avenue was originally arrested for attempted burglary last April when she allegedly entered a State Street business brandishing a knife.
She later admitted to being on drugs at the time.
Yesterday she was sentenced to 6-months in jail and 5-years’ probation for violating provisions of her release under supervision.
In treatment, she was accused of stealing medication from another patient.
Judge Charles Zambito told Capuano this was her last chance and the next step would be state prison.
Flu rates in New York continue to rise.
The newest numbers from the state department of health show confirmed flu cases are up nine-percent from the week before but related hospitalizations are down 13-percent.
Western New York’s flu season is slightly better than it was the week before.
However, we still have the second-highest flu rate of any part of the state.
Governor Cuomo is again urging New Yorkers to get the shot and help stop the spread.