Board of Education requesting immediate removal of Councilman Ulysees Wingo

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The Buffalo Board of Education has submitted a resolution to the Buffalo Common Council regarding Councilman Ulysees Wingo bringing a loaded gun into a Buffalo school. 

Members of the board are requesting that Wingo be permanently removed from membership and the chairmanship of the Common Council Education Committee immediately.

This request comes after Wingo admitted to bringing the gun into school and DA John Flynn’s decision not to charge him.

“Mr. Wingo’s violation of the law and board policy have compromised the safety and forfeited the trust of students and staff of the Buffalo Public Schools, impacting his ability to work effectively with the District,” the board says. 

Read the Board of Education’s full resolution below: 

Whereas the Buffalo City School District is committed to upholding all state, federal, and local laws, including those related to the presence of guns in schools and on school property, and

Whereas NYS Law 265.01(a) and Buffalo Board of Education Policy 3411 strictly prohibits the unauthorized presence of guns anywhere on School District property, with the sole exception being commissioned law enforcement officers for duty related purposes, and

Whereas communities across the United States are besieged by gun violence and the horrific, unspeakable events that have occurred inside our nation’s schools, and

Whereas across the nation, all school districts, law enforcement authorities, civic leadership, and parents are especially vigilant concerning the uncompromised safety of our students, and

Whereas on May 14, 2019, Buffalo Common Council Member Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr. admitted to bringing a loaded gun into a Buffalo Public School, and

Whereas upon being informed of the incident, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kriner Cash immediately barred Buffalo Common Council Member Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr. from entering any Buffalo City School District property unless he receives expressed written authorization from the Superintendent of Schools, and

Whereas on May 23, 2019, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn declared that Buffalo Common Council Member Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr. committed a crime as a result of his actions, and

Whereas Mr. Wingo’s violation of the law and board policy have compromised the safety and forfeited the trust of students and staff of the Buffalo Public Schools, impacting his ability to work effectively with the District;

Therefore be it resolved, as a consequence of his irresponsible and illegal behavior, the Buffalo Board of Education requests that Buffalo Common Council Member Ulysees O. Wingo Sr. be permanently removed from membership and the chairmanship of the Common Council Education Committee effective immediately.

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