New Jersey school superintendent arrested for pooping on campus track field 'on a daily basis'
The school superintendent, Tramaglini's Twitter profile, which was taken down on Wednesday, stated that he is a professor at Rutgers University.
The coaches and staff members of Holmdel High School, New Jersey, were baffled after finding poop on the institution's running tracks for months on end and the mystery of the whodunnit was finally solved on Wednesday. The pooper turned out to be a school superintendent of another district, according to police officials.
The puzzle was solved after Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini was caught on surveillance camera squatting by the running track. Reports state that a camera was set up at the location after staff members complained to the school resource officer that someone had been taking a dump on the tracks "on a daily basis."
Tramaglini, a resident of Matawan, was eventually arrested on Wednesday, According to Asbury Park Press, the latest incident took place at 5:45 am on Monday.
"The SRO, along with school staff, monitored the area and was able to identify a subject responsible for the acts," according to a Facebook post published by the township police.
"I don't know if it was daily, but it's been going on for a while. I heard it was at least eight times in the past few months," an unnamed member of the community told Patch.
Police on Thursday said that the superintendent was charged with lewdness, littering and defecating in public. Tramaglini was also granted a leave of absence from his $150,000 per year job until the case is adjudicated, according to reports.
Reports state that the director of academics at the Kenilworth Public Schools will assume Tramaglini's responsibilities instead.
Kenilworth Public Schools administrators released a statement, saying: "The Board of Education wants to assure faculty and staff, students and parents, that the district will continue its responsibilities without interruption."
"Every day, and especially during challenging times, we are fortunate to have veteran administrators and other dedicated professionals on whom we can rely," the statement added. Tramaglini's Twitter profile, which was taken down on Wednesday, stated that he is a professor at Rutgers University. However, an official from Rutgers said that this was no longer true.
"Thomas Tramaglini was previously employed as a part-time lecturer but does not currently work at Rutgers University,” said Rutgers spokesman Neal Buccino, according to the newspaper.