Thomas Tramaglini, a New Jersey school superintendent that has been accused of repeatedly pooping on a rival high school’s track, has resigned.
After Holmdel High School Track coaches and staff found human feces “on a daily basis”, school employees began monitoring the area and before police arrested Tramaglini, a 42-year-old who was making $140,000 a year as the district.
In addition to his resignation, Tramaglini was charged with defecating in public, lewdness, and littering.
Tramaglini’s lawyer, Matthew Adams, says that the accusations are “falsehoods” and that his “client looks forward to his day in court.”
Tramaglini tendered his resignation and the Kenilworth Board of Education accepted it effective Sept 30, 2018. He was originally placed on paid leave through June 30. The email states the board accepted his resignation in “an effort to avoid legal fees and expensive litigation.”
“The parties have resolved any remaining issues regarding Dr. Tramaglini’s employment contract, as provided by law,” the email states. Adams issued a statement on behalf of his client late Thursday.
“Dr. Tramaglini will continue to fight the allegations made against him in Holmdel, and will also hold those responsible for the malicious narrative that has been spread about him to account for their misconduct,” the statement read. “No aspect of this difficult decision should be construed as an acknowledgement of guilt. Dr. Tramaglini is steadfast in his resolve, and looks forward to the day when his full story is told.”
The statement also said Tramaglini “does not want present and future legal proceedings unrelated to his official duties to the district to present a distraction to the important job that the teachers and administrators in the district have educating children.”
The board will begin a search for an interim superintendent, “with the hope and expectation that one will be ready before the office becomes vacant on October 1, 2018.”