Super Court Judge Luis Matos upheld the RIC administrators in the firing of a longtime janitor who brought a loaded gun on campus and subsequently lost it.
According to the ruling, Panciocco, with 31 years working for the college, realized around 10:30 a.m., July 15, 2013, that he had his .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol in his back pocket at work. He went to put it in his car, but changed his mind when he saw young children nearby. He returned to work with the gun.
He left work around 1:20 p.m. and realized hours later that his gun was missing. He called campus security to report that he might have left the pistol in the dormitory bathroom. An officer found the gun in a trash can near the building.