Riverside High School

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.

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A local gun-advocacy organization is preparing to sue the Buffalo School Board.

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The Buffalo School Board on Wednesday took a step toward barring Masten District Common Council member Ulysees Wingo from all buildings and events, even those out of state.

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Buffalo Common Councilmember Ulysees Wingo is speaking publicly for the first time since he brought a registered loaded gun into Riverside High School.

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Masten District Councilmember Ulysees Wingo will not face any charges for bringing a loaded handgun into Riverside High School last week.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he believes Common Councilmember Ulysees Wingo made an honest mistake when he brought a gun into Riverside High School last week.

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Buffalo Common Council member Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr. has been suspended from setting foot on city school district property after allegedly bringing a gun into Riverside High School.
 


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The list of official Buffalo landmarks is continuing to increase, with more scheduled to be approved by the Council tomorrow. The city Preservation Board has been picking buildings which are landmarks under state or federal rules and covering them under city rules.


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Once a failing city school, Buffalo's former Riverside High School has been transformed into a new Innovative High School.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Riverside Academy is providing an education about the 'Blue Economy'. 

Truancy issues continue to plague city schools

Oct 15, 2015
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Student attendance has grabbed the attention of the Buffalo school board.


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The Buffalo school system has suspended the entire five-member Social Studies Department in Riverside. The punishment is in connection with a dispute over correcting Regents tests in the spring.


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Buffalo school teachers and the school district are at odds about how many fights occurred Tuesday in Riverside high school.

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The Buffalo Teachers Federation says there were 10 fights in Riverside High School on Tuesday. Union President Phil Rumore said it has to stop, but City Hall isn't responding.

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Absenteeism in Buffalo public schools has been an issue for years, with teachers saying they can't teach students who don't show. The school district says the rate is getting better with attendance on the rise.  But one city school teacher is releasing statistics on his missing students.

An East side Buffalo gang member who killed a 15-year-old girl in an eruption of gunfire was sentenced Monday to the maximum 25 years-to-life in prison in Erie County Court. 

Twenty-six-year-old Kevin Davis II was convicted of second-degree murder in April in the killing of Dominique Maye, a ninth grade student at Riverside Institute of Technology.

Davis used an AK-47 assault rifle to fire 19 bullets into the Hewitt Avenue home where Maye had been staying on September 30, 2010. 

Prosecutors say Maye was an innocent victim caught in the crossfire of gang violence.

Riverside High School and Medaille College are increasing their partnership, from college faculty helping students perform better academically to providing scholarships.

Mary Ellen Mulvey is Medaille's senior director of instructional support and community partnerships.

Mulvey says Riverside and Medaille's student profiles match in being first-generation college, Buffalo residents and needing student financial aid.

"That was one of the reasons why we wanted to partner with Riverside High School, there a lot of similarities," said Mulvey said.