Superintendent Arrested After Search for Mystery Offender Who Defecated on New Jersey School’s Track ‘on a Daily Basis’

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A mystery pooper at a New Jersey high school turned out to be the school district superintendent, Holmdel police told

Thomas Tramaglini, 42, of Aberdeen, New Jersey, is charged with defecating in public, lewdness and littering.

Thomas Tramaglini, 42, is seen in a booking photo provided to WGHP.
Thomas Tramaglini, 42, is seen in a booking photo provided to WGHP.

Human feces had recently been found “on a daily basis” on or near Holmdel High School’s track and football field, according to Holmdel Township police.

Surveillance cameras caught Tramaglini in the act, police said, and he was charged Monday.

The superintendent was apparently running at the track around 5:50 a.m. before he was arrested.

Tramaglini has since taken a paid leave of absence, the Kenilworth Board of Education said in a statement posted to Facebook. He was making $147,504 per year as the superintendent of the school district.

Administrators can only be placed on an unpaid leave “in the face of indictments or tenure charges, as a matter of state law,” according to the statement.

Tramaglini had helmed the district since August 2015, the Washington Post reported.

He is scheduled to appear in court Monday, May 7.

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