The Superintendent of the Ilion School District say an interview that aired on WKTV regarding the Ilion-Mohawk School District merger portrayed him in a negative light.

Cosimo Tangorra says the portion of the interview where he says the closure of Remington Arms would have a minimal impact on the school tax base was taken out of context.

Tangorra says it makes it look like he doesn't care if Remington leaves, but nothing could be further from the truth.

He says if Remington were to leave Ilion, it would devastate the Mohawk Valley.

Tangorra was a guest on this morning's First News With Keeler in the Morning on WIBX - Full interview: