posted on February 23, 2013 07:21
Batavia Middle School Student Found with BB Gun on School Grounds Issued Five-Day Suspension
A Batavia Middle School student has been suspended after officials found a BB gun in the student’s locker yesterday. Superintendent Chris Dailey describes what happened:
“It came to the attention of our middle school administration," he said, "that a student might have chewing tobacco or cigarettes on school property. During a search of the student’s locker while looking for tobacco and checking his backpack, they found a BB gun. It’s district policy that that’s against the code of conduct. They turned the BB gun over to city police and the student has been suspended.”
At the time, the police were called in, the BB gun was confiscated, and the parental telephone system was activated.
Dailey says 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 is not being identified. Dailey says after the five-day suspension, the district will go through the process of a superintendent’s hearing based on the code of conduct.
Dailey said there were no threats and no indication the student intended to hurt anyone. He described it as a poor choice by a young kid.
City of Batavia Police Chierf Shawn Heubusch said in a statement, "Both the School and the Police Department will use the proper procedures to ensure all are safe and the person responsible is dealt with in accordance with the proper procedure in place for juveniles who violate school rules and New York State laws."
New York Looks to Stop Price-Gouging at the Gas Pumps
New York wants to make sure motorists aren’t being taken for a ride at the gas pump.
Governor Cuomo has announced a new gas price gouging hotline that people can call if they think gas stations are over-pricing their fuel.
State inspectors will be visiting gas stations around the Empire State as well to make sure owners aren't price-gouging.
Erie County Denounces SAFE Act
Add another Western New York county to the chorus of places around the state that have denouncing New York’s new gun control law.
The Erie County Legislature has passed a resolution calling on the state to repeal the SAFE Act. The move comes the same week the Genesee County legislature announced the introduction of the same resolution that will go to a vote before the full legislature next week.
The Erie County Legislature voted 7 to 4 to approve the resolution, which urged the repeal of the law to respect the Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers.
The legislature's message says that the restrictions on military style guns will be ineffective at reducing gun violence. The legislature also approved a resolution urging the state to address concerns about the county's cost of implementing the new law.