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A High School's Mysterious Rogue Pooper Turned Out To Be...A Superintendent

Staff and coaches at the high school had been "finding human feces" on the field "on a daily basis."

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According to police, staff and coaches at Holmdel High School in New Jersey had been "finding human feces, on or near the area of the high school track / football field on a daily basis."

After monitoring the area Monday, the mystery pooper was — ahem — caught with his pants down.

The superintendent of the nearby Kenilworth Public Schools district, 42-year-old Thomas Tramaglini, had been running on the track around 5:50 a.m. before his arrest, NJ.com reported.

Tramaglini was charged with lewdness, littering, and defecating in public, police said.

Tramaglini has been granted a paid leave of absence, according to his school district.

Administrators added that "leaves can only be without pay in the face of indictments or tenure charges, as a matter of state law."

Tramaglini did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

CORRECTION

Tramaglini is the superintendent of the Kenilworth Public Schools district. A previous version of this article misstated his association with Holmdel High School.

Julia Reinstein is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Julia Reinstein at julia.reinstein@buzzfeed.com.

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