HOLMDEL, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Police in New Jersey believe they’ve caught a super pooper.
Kenilworth School Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini is accused of defecating on Holmdel High School’s track and field on a daily basis.
As CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported, Holmdel isn’t even in Tramaglini’s district, but authorities said he went there to jog almost every morning and regularly left behind an unsanitary mess for the rival school.
Police said coaches and staff had been finding human feces there for days before catching Tramaglini in the act early Monday morning.
Students and parents CBS2’s Ali Bauman spoke with Thursday couldn’t believe the news.
“It’s just disgusting. I can’t even find the words, terrible,” one parent said.
“Wow, I thought that was someone in our school. That’s what was going around,” said a student.
“It’s just so messed up on every single level,” another student added.
“Just makes no sense that someone would want to do that,” said another.
“We don’t have any like school rivalries or anything,” added another.
Tramaglini, 42, of Matawan, lives about three miles from the Holmdel track. His neighbors were equally as stunned.
“Anytime I’ve ever met him he was very nice and he seemed to be a very responsible dad,” one woman said.
Some questioned why he was even jogging around the other school’s track in the first place.
“Holmdel seems kind of far from here,” said Liz Howens. “It’s almost like one of those things like he was waiting to get caught.”
Tramaglini faces lewdness, littering and defecating in public charges.
According to the Kenilworth Schools website, he was “unanimously appointed” by the board of education in 2015. He was immediately put on a paid leave of absence.
Per state law, leave can only be unpaid if a person is indicted or faces tenure charges, the Kenilworth Public Schools said.