Riverside High School principal resigns following Wingo incident

Jun 20, 2019

The principal who allowed Councilmember Ulysees Wingo to store a gun in an office safe during a visit to Riverside High School last month has resigned. District officials confirmed Principal Jerome Piwko’s resignation to The Buffalo News on Thursday.

The announcement came just one day after the Buffalo Board of Education banned Wingo from all district property and school-sponsored events for 18 months. Piwko had been placed on paid administrative leave since the incident.

Wingo had a concealed carry permit for his handgun, but both board policy and New York State law prohibit anyone except law enforcement to have a gun on school premises.