Weekend News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on November 16, 2019
Albion School’s Superintendent has provided an update on middle school threat and set a date for a meeting on school safety.
The Albion Central School District is holding a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the Middle School Auditorium for parents to address school safety concerns.
Superintendent Michael Bonnewell posted an update about last weeks’ incident on the districts website Friday in which three middle school students were accused of and charged with conspiring to kill other students and school staff.
Bonnewell reaffirmed that the students have been suspended, and were turned over to Family Court and Probation.
Bonnewell said that Police, mental health personnel and school officials will also be present Tuesday evening to address concerns from parents.
After Albion threat Hawley renews push for statewide SRO’s
Following the stifled plot of three middle school students in Albion who intended to conduct a violent attack inside their school, Assemblyman Steve Hawley of Batavia is reiterating a call for armed School Resource Officers to be present inside every school in New York State.
Hawley’s legislation, which has bipartisan support, would mandate that all School Resource Officers are properly trained veterans or retired law enforcement and provides $50,000 in state grants to each school district that hires a SRO.
Batavia Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying three individuals.
The City Police Department has posted surveillance camera stills of what appears to be three younger males who are possibly people of interest in an ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information in reference to these individuals may contact Detective Wojtaszczyk at 585-345-6357 or leave a tip online.
Two female inmates in Albion arrested on felony counts.
20 year old Aniah Ferguson of Medina was charged with a Class D felony count of Assault While Confined in a Correctional Facility for an incident from February and was ordered to be held in the Orleans County Jail.
23 year old Angela Tuitt of Albion was also ordered to be held on a Class E felony count of Aggravated Harassment of an Employee by an Inmate following investigation into an incident from May of this year.
Deputies bust a Bergen man for tampering with his utilities.
37 year old Stephen Marazita of North Lake Ave in Bergen was arrested on a count of Criminal Tampering after he was accused of tampering with his electric meter to turn his power back on after it was shut off in October.
Marazita was released with an appearance ticket for November 20th in Bergen Town Court.