WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) - Top state education leaders will be discussing issues like testing and school safety on Thursday. As the three-day conference kicks off just down the Thruway, closer to home some local leaders are planning their own peaceful protests.
School safety has been under the spotlight locally and nationally a lot lately. Just this week, tragedy struck districts across the country.
Monday police in Nevada say a 12-year-old student killed a math teacher. Wednesday, police arrested a 14-year-old student after a 24-year-old teacher was found dead in the woods in Massachusetts.
Back here at home, not as serious but still scary, a student resource officer is recovering after breaking up a fight. Two Tonawanda students are facing charges.
Texas is considering arming teachers. The school board is considering letting teachers have concealed weapons in the classrooms. They would have to go through physiological and law enforcement training . A lot of parents support the idea.
One parent said, “I would rather they be armed and protected and be able to protect our children.”
But one retired teachers say security guards and policeman should only be the ones with a gun.
The teacher said, “I am absolutely against the program.”
Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
The Niagara County Sheriff's responded to Saunders Settlement Road near Comstock in Cambria Friday night after receiving a tip about a suspected meth lab.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
Firefighters had to withdraw from a smoky fire in Blasdell at a multi-dwelling home on South Park Avenue Friday night because the flames were so intense.
Call 4 Action looked into claims this week that members of BJ's Wholesale Club were paying too much on sales tax on some deeply discounted items.
State Police in Pennsylvania are investigating an alleged pedophile pastor already facing charges in Western New York.