Common Council Member brought gun into school, says district

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Masten District Common Council Member Ulysses Wingo brought a gun and ammunition into Riverside High School No. 205, according to a statement from Buffalo Public Schools.

The Masten District Councilman is also the council’s education chair.

The event was Tuesday when an event was held for an alumnus of the Ontario Street school, which announced a scholarship. Police were notified and all protocol followed, stated the district.

According to the district, the administrator in charge was placed on administrative leave while human resource department protocols are followed.

A statement from the district closes with:

“At a time when the country is besieged by gun violence and the horrific, unspeakable events that have occurred inside our nation’s schools, the Buffalo City School District remains especially vigilant on behalf of our students, teachers, and staff.  It is inexcusable for any person to enter school property with a firearm.  In the event that a gun is known to be on school property, police will be called and a report will be filed.  The uncompromised safety of our schools is always our first priority.”

A spokesperson with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office stated it it looking into the matter.

Council President Darius Pridgen also acknowledged he was aware of the situation.

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