Kenilworth, New Jersey: Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent, Thomas Tramaglini, 42, was arrested for relieving himself in public after school officials reported finding daily deposits of excrement by an athletic field, Holmdel Police say. The track in question is used for sporting and other events including the Monmouth County Championships.
There are public restrooms but Thomas Tramaglini allegedly uses the open football field at Holmdel High School to relieve himself. Thomas Tramaglini was caught in the act in a sting operation, police say.
Tramaglini, a Matawan resident, was issued citations on Tuesday for public urination or defecation, discarding and dumping of litter, and lewdness, according to the state’s municipal court case database. Lewdness is a disorderly persons offense.
Holmdel High School staff and athletic coaches alerted a school resource officer “that they were finding human feces” at or near the 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,” according to a Facebook post by township police..
The alleged discharge of bodily waste occurred at 5:45 a.m. Monday.
Tramaglini was appointed the Kenilworth Public Schools superintendent in December 2015. Kenilworth is a pre-K to high school district.
Tramaglini’s Twitter profile, which was taken down yesterday, read that he is a professor at Rutgers University. But a Rutgers official says that is no longer true.
“Thomas Tramaglini was previously employed as a part-time lecturer but does not currently work at Rutgers University,” said Rutgers spokesman Neal Buccino.
Tramaglini also sits on the board of directors of the non-profit Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, according to the organization’s website.
Tramaglini requested and received a paid leave of absence from his job at Kenilworth Public Schools “given the nature of those charges,” the district’s board of education wrote in a statement. Paid leave is required by law unless an employee faces an indictment or tenure charges.
Vito Gagliardi Jr., an attorney for the board, said the members would meet Saturday to formalize the leave. Director of Academics Brian Luciani will assume Tramaglini’s responsibilities.
Tramaglini has been “highly regarded” during his three years at the helm of the school district, Gagliardi said.