The Cohoes City School District and the Cohoes Police Department are currently investigating an alleged purchase of ammunition by high school principal Joseph Rajczak in the parking lot of Cohoes High School on May 1. There has been no allegation that any gun was brought onto school property or that the safety of our students or staff was ever compromised.
The district reported the matter to the Cohoes Police Department, which has indicated it expects to complete its investigation by Tuesday, May 14 to determine if there was any criminality in the alleged sale. The purchase of ammunition on school grounds is a violation of the school's Code of Conduct. District administration is awaiting the findings of police and has sought legal counsel to determine what options can be considered pending the outcome of the investigation.