Citations have been issued.
Staff members at Holmdel High School found themselves dealing with a situation they likely had never encountered before. Apparently, some of the staff at the school were finding “daily deposits” of what appeared to be human feces at or nearby to the track and football field, according to USA Today. The staff members notified the school resource officer along with the athletic coaches of their findings and that is when they began to monitor the areas.
It didn’t take long for school personnel to identify a suspect, but they were rather surprised at who was behind the “dirty deed.” Turns out, Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini ,42, was the one responsible for the acts. As a result, New Jersey police have charged Tramaglini with relieving himself in public early Monday morning and issued citations for public urination or defecation, discarding and dumping of litter, and lewdness. Lewdness is considered to be “a disorderly person’s offense,” according to the news source.
Tramaglini was appointed as superintendent for Kenilworth Public Schools back in December 2015 but has now requested and received a paid leave of absence “given the nature of the charges.” The school district’s board stated that “paid leave is required by law unless an employee faces an indictment or tenure charges.” The superintendent was allegedly receiving about $147,504 a year while he oversaw the Kenilworth District, which has schools ranging from pre-K to high school.
While Tramaglini is on paid leave, the district has named Brian Luciani as the acting superintendent of schools.
Now, although you might be shocked to learn that a school superintendent, someone who has a large responsibility of ensuring schools operate accordingly and appropriately, was caught using the restroom on school property, you might also be surprised to learn that many people “jumped to Tramaglini’s defense” on social media. Apparently, the incident was posted on Facebook and many individuals left comments that supported the superintendent. One person’s comment read, “When ya gotta go ya gotta go,” and another “questioned why seniors who urinate in the woods of golf courses don’t face the long arm of the law.”
Given his high-ranking position, it would be wise for Tramaglini to hire a criminal defense lawyer in NJ to represent him in the case.
Perhaps if it was a one-time deal, Tramaglini would have been let off the hook but seeing that he continued to engage in the inappropriate act, school personnel was obligated to take action.
The superintendent is now scheduled to appear in Holmdel Municipal Court on May 7thand considering his position in the district and the fact that he works in the field of education, it would be in his best interest to hire a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer immediately. The source did indicate that they attempted to contact Tramaglini, however, they had no luck. The board of education did not immediately respond to an email inquiry either.
Citations have been issued.