posted on February 22, 2013 07:16
Batavia Middle School officials found a BB gun in a student’s locker.
Police were called in, the BB confiscated, and the parental telephone system was activated.
School Superintendent Christopher Daily told our news partner, The Batavian, that parents were notified via the telephone system last night to help quell rumors that the incident was more serious than it was.
The student has not been identified.
Daily said there were no threats and no indication the student intended to hurt anyone. He described it as a poor choice by a kid.
A 22-year-old Byron man is facing five additional felony charges for allegedly breaking into homes in Stafford and Bergen.
Jeffrey Leaton of Caswell Road is accused of entering five homes and stealing jewelry and cash.
Leaton has been held in the Genesee County Jail on $20,000 bail since his original arrest on February 12. Deputies said at the time that Leaton was allegedly caught in the act of burglarizing a home on Griswold Road in LeRoy.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is upgrading its radio system.
With $5.4-million in grant funding from Homeland Security, the sheriff’s office will go from an analog to a radio digital system.
Sheriff Gary Maha says the current radio system deficiencies will be corrected with the new equipment.
Governor Cuomo says changes are coming to the New York SAFE Act. Cuomo says he expects technical amendments to be made to the law in the coming weeks, but that the meat of the gun control legislation will remain unchanged.
The Erie County legislature is calling for repeal of the SAFE Act.
A committee of the Genesee County legislature is also on record as opposed to the new gun law.
The hope of bringing the 2013 Empire Summer Games to Rochester is no more. The Empire State Sports Foundation has announced that a lack of funding will keep the Games from being held in Rochester this July as scheduled. The Empire Summer Games are an Olympic-like event for state residents.
New York wants to make sure motorists are not being taken for a ride at the gas pump. Governor Cuomo has announced a new gas price gouging hotline that you can call if you think gas stations are over-charging.
State inspectors will be visiting gas stations around the Empire State as well to make sure motorists are not being gouged.