It turns out the report of a person entering Batavia High School with a rifle was just a case of mistaken identity of the object in question. It turns out what the caller saw wasn’t a rifle, but a baseball bat sticking out of a backpack.

The original call came in around 6:00 this morning, when the skies were still a bit dark. You can see how in low light from a far that a baseball bat being worn on someone’s back could resemble a rifle, no? I assume the resident just exercised an abundance of caution and called police.

I’m totally fine with that. Better to err on the side of caution and call the police than to ignore it and the worst happens.

Here’s the word from the BPD

Carry on, citizens.