Sheriff stands behind plans for S.R.O. following student walkout

Written by on March 15, 2018

The Sheriff’s Office continues to push for funding to provide resource officers to every school in Genesee County after thousands of students nationally and around a hundred Batavia High School students walked out of class yesterday morning.

Some student protesters, including the Batavia Senior who organized the Batavia walkout, said they don’t support having a Police presence in the school.

Genesee County Sheriff William Sheron appeared as a featured guest on WBTA’s Main and Center program this morning.

The Sheriff says the officer in the Florida school shooting may have failed to respond correctly but he remains confident in his trained officers…

The Sheriff says school boards should include funding for a School Resource Officer in their budget and leave it up to tax paying voters for approval.

Batavia Assemblyman Steve Hawley has purposed legislation that would provide $50,000 of state aid to each school in the state in order to employ an armed resource officer.

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