The superintendent of a New Jersey school district was arrested Monday after being caught defecating on a high school football field, police said.
Per NJ.com, Holmdel police said surveillance was implemented after human feces was found “on a daily basis.” Kenilworth school superintendent Thomas Tramaglini, 42, reportedly lives about three miles from Holmdel High School. He was spotted running on the field at 5:50 a.m., moments before he was arrested, the outlet reported.
Police said staff and coaches at the high school informed the school resource officer that they were finding poop on or near the football and track field daily.
“The SRO, along with school staff, monitored the area and was able to identify a subject responsible for the acts,” the police department said on Facebook.
The Holmdel School Resource Officer was alerted by Holmdel High School staff and coaches that they were finding human…
In addition to being superintendent, NJ.com also reported that Tramaglini is a part-time lecturer at Rutgers Graduate School of Education in New Brunswick. The university has yet to comment on his arrest.
In a statement issued to the Asbury Park Press, the school district confirmed that he’s requested and was granted a paid leave of absence from his role at Kenilworth Public Schools “given the nature of those charges.”
Public records indicated that Tramaglini receives an annual salary of $147,504 as superintendent. A district spokesperson said leave can only be unpaid if the employee is indicted or is facing tenure charges.
Records obtained by the Park Press stated Tramaglini was cited Monday for public urination or defecation, discarding and dumping of litter, and lewdness. He’s due in municipal court Monday morning.
[Featured Image: Thomas Tramaglini/Holmdel Township Police Department]