Mystery pooper at NJ high school turns out to be superintendent, police say

Superintendent on paid leave, facing charges

Holmdel Police Department
Holmdel Police Department

HOLMDEL, New Jersey – Thomas Tramaglini, 42, has been dubbed the “pooper-intendent” on social media following allegations that he has been defecating on the football field at Holmdel High School.

Tramaglini is the superintendent of Kenilworth Public Schools in New Jersey, though he is currently on a paid leave of absence following the accusations.

Leave can only be unpaid if a person is indicted or faces tenure charges, the district said, citing state law, reports.

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Tramaglini was caught in the act at the school’s football field after surveillance was set up to catch whoever was defecating on the field every day, according to

Tramaglini is being charged with defecating in public, lewdness and littering, according to reports.

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Twitter users have been poking fun at the crappy nickname:

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