HOLMDEL – Perhaps the bathroom was just a bit too far for Kenilworth School District Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini, who was recently arrested for pooping on the athletic fields of the Holmdel High School on a regular basis.
Holmdel Police recently reported that a “Holmdel School Resource Officer was alerted by Holmdel High School staff and coaches that they were finding human feces, on or near the area of the High School track/football field on a daily basis,” according to a Facebook post.
Police reported that the SRO and staff continued to monitor the area near the athletic fields until they identified Superintendent Tramaglini as the culprit.
The 42-year old Tramaglini was charged with Lewdness, Littering, and Defecating in Public on April 30.
Tramaglini requested paid leave from the Kenilworth district, which was granted, according to a post by the district. “Given the nature of those charges, he asked for and was granted a paid leave of absence. (Leaves can only be without pay in the face of indictments or tenure charges, as a matter of state law),” stated the post.
He is not only a superintendent, but also lectures part time at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education.
The Kenilworth School District stated that Brian Luciani, director of academics, will take on the position of acting superintendent in Tramaglini’s absence.
“The Board of Education wants to assure faculty and staff, students and parents, that the district will continue its responsibilities without interruption,” stated the district in the post, also promising to keep the community informed with any updates.