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Written by WBTA STAFF on March 15, 2018
Students call for action on gun violence in school walkout.
Thousands of students from across the national and around one hundred Batavia High School students joined the call to end gun violence in a massive school walkout planned by Women’s March organizers.
Students were allowed the opportunity to walk out of their classes yesterday morning at 10 a.m. with the blessing of school administration.
Students memorialized the 17 students and staff gunned down last month in Parkland, Florida in various ways.
Superintendent Chris Dailey has been working with Batavia Police for several years trying to secure funding for a school resource officer.
Batavia Senior Sydney Atchinson, who organized the walkout, admits she does not know what would make the school safer but she remains opposed to having a permanent Police presence at the school…
Batavia Assemblyman Steve Hawley has purposed legislation that would provide 50-thousand dollars of state aid to each school in the state in order to employ an armed resource officer.
The Perry Town board says former Sheriff’s Deputy and current board member won’t be removed from his position after being charged with murder.
60 year old Joseph Mlyniec was arrested last week for allegedly gunning down Robert Irvine the Third.
He is also currently serving as Perry board member.
The town board supervisor said at last night’s meeting they can’t force Mlyniec out but wish the retired deputy would resign.
He said the town will wait to see if Mlyniec will resign on his own or if he is convicted.
LeRoy woman arrested for paying herself thousands from her employer’s pocketbook.
43 year old Lisa Sinclair of Myrtle Street in LeRoy was arrested and charged with Forgery and Grand Larceny for allegedly forging falsified checks from a business on Main Road in Stafford.
She was accused of stealing more than 23-thousand dollars from her employer.
Sinclair was released under supervision of Genesee Justice and is scheduled for Stafford Town Court on April 3rd.
Toys “R” Us is closing or selling all of their stores.
CNN Money reported yesterday that this could be the beginning of the end for toy retailer.
It isn’t known when their two Rochester area locations are going out of business.
Senator Chuck Schumer is asking that the company allow gift cards be exchanged for cash.
The Bills are saying hello to a new quarterback.
Yesterday Buffalo picked up former Bengal AJ McCarron in a free agency deal.
He led the Alabama Crimson Tide to consecutive BCS National Championships in 2011 and 2012.
McCarron has been with Cincinnati for four seasons but WIVB reports he’s only played in eleven NFL games.