Schools

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Brian Mazurowski
June 20, 2019 - 5:34 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - In a busy meeting Wednesday night, the Buffalo school board tackled a number of high profile issues before the end of the school year. The Board addressed the recent incident of Common Councilman Ulysees Wingo bringing a firearm to Riverside High School by banning him from...
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Albion, NY (WBEN) - Police in Albion say they have been working with the FBI to determine the source of a social media threat that targeted a local school, and found out that the concerning post originated overseas. Police in Albion say that a Facebook post threatened violence against an...
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March 19, 2019 - 5:56 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The Democrat-controlled state Legislature on Tuesday passed legislation aimed at improving pedestrian safety in New York City school zones by adding hundreds of traffic surveillance cameras designed to catch speeders. "Speeding vehicles in my community, and throughout the...
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McKinley High School. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
BUFFALO, NY (WBEN) - Teachers at McKinley High School are again looking to shine a light on what they say are serious issues with the administration there. The Buffalo Teachers Federation has released the results of a secret ballot survey sent to every Teacher at McKinley High School. Buffalo...
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McKinley High School. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
January 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Recent incidents at Buffalo Public Schools that led to Buffalo Police getting involved have some wondering how often this happens. Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore says he doesn't have specifics, but "once is too many." A recent incident of a student accused of...
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Mike Baggerman
September 01, 2017 - 12:30 pm
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WBEN) - AAA held its 72nd annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign on Friday, reminding all drivers to take extra caution beginning on Tuesday because of the start of the school year. "More than one-third of drivers have admitted to rolling through stop signs right in...
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Dave Debo
May 16, 2017 - 8:42 am
It is school budget voting day across WNY. Budgets and school board seats are being decided today. Voting times vary by district. In Erie County, the average spending increase in 2.96 percent, while the average increase in the tax levy is 2 percent. Lackawanna is increasing spending more than any...
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Tom Puckett
March 23, 2017 - 3:23 pm
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) Northtowns Academy was in lockdown Thursday afternoon after police say they investigated a report of an armed student inside. Police say a female student reported to a faculty member that another student had a gun. That report turned out to be false, as police say the student...
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