HOLMDEL-When Holmdel school officials began noticing droppings of human feces in the area of their track and football field, they probably never expected the source of the human waste would be that of a well-respected pillar of the New Jersey educational system.
According to police, the Holmdel school resource officer was alerted by Holmdel High School staff and coaches that there were finding human feces, on or near the area of the high school track and football field on a daily basis.
“The SRO, along with school staff, monitored the area and was able to identify a subject responsible for the acts,” the department said.
What they found was even more shocking than the poop on the track was that it belonged to 42-year-old Dr. Thomas Tramaglini, the Superintendent of the North Jersey Kenilworth School District.
Tramaglini who earns $147,000 per year as superintendent of the Kenilworth K-12 school district made his daily head call on the high school grounds.
The school board placed Tramaglini, now being dubbed “The Super Pooper” and “Pooperintendent of Schools” on paid administrative leave.
After finding out about Tramaglini’s excremental excursions, the board in Kenilworth appointed their number two to the job to replace him.
“Earlier today, we learned of municipal court charges facing our current superintendent of schools in Holmdel, NJ. 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.),” the board said in a statement. “Effective immediately, Brian Luciani, our Director of Academics, will assume the responsibilities of the office of superintendent of schools. 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.”
Police later dropped heat on Thomas Tramaglini who resides in nearby Matawan. He was charged with Lewdness, Littering, and Defecating in Public.
In 2017, Holmdel’s football team beat Matawan 28-0, but it’s not sure exactly why Tramaglini did what he did.