Common Council member Ulysees Wingo announced this afternoon he will not chair Education Committee meetings until the investigation into him allegedly bringing a legally-owned handgun into school is complete.
#JustIn: Buffalo Common Council member Ulysees Wingo, who allegedly brought a legally-owned gun into Riverside HS, has decided not to chair Education Committee meetings until the investigation is complete. As of now, Wingo has not been charged with a crime. — Chris Horvatits (@ChrisHorvatits4) May 20, 2019
In a statement to News 4 Council President Darius Pridgen said, “My office is in receipt of the following statement from Councilmember Wingo concerning his position as chairman of the Buffalo Common Council Committee on Education.”
Pridgen also added President Pro Temp Chris Scanlon will chair the Education Committee meetings until further notice.
Read the full statement from Councilman Wingo below:
Council President Pridgen,
Until the conclusion of this investigation, I will not Chair the meetings for the Common Council Committee on Education. I look forward to working with all involved parties to resolving this matter as swiftly and efficiently as possible. At this time, I will not be making additional statements to the media until this is behind us. Superintendent Cash has my full support and transparency in investigating this incident and the subsequent handling of the situation. I am hopeful for the opportunity to work more closely with Superintendent Cash in the future to re-establish a relationship that prioritizes the safety and security of students in The City of Buffalo.