The alleged pooper, Thomas Tramaglini, 42, is the superintendent of Kenilworth Public Schools, which oversees a high school, a middle school and an elementary school in Union County.
Holmdel police say that they were alerted by Holmdel High School staff after the human feces were found over the course of several months.
Records obtained by the Park Press stated Tramaglini was cited Monday for public urination or defecation, discarding and dumping of litter, and lewdness. He was running at the track on the athletic fields at 5:50 a.m. before he was arrested. They officially had a "mystery pooper" on their hands, so they set a trap. Leave can only be unpaid if a person is indicted or faces tenure charged, the district said, citing state law.
No motive was given, but perhaps Tramaglini was angered by Holmdel's opening day high school football win in September over Brearley, the primary high school of the Kenilworth school system.More news: 2.5M North Carolinians impacted by Facebook data breach, officials say
More news: Hundreds of earthquakes hit Hawaii in less than 72 hours
More news: Rahul gives PM an 'F' on agriculture
Effective immediately, Brian Luciani, our Director of Academics, will assume the responsibilities of the office of superintendent of schools.
NJ.com reports that Tramaglini is due in municipal court Monday morning to answer for the pooping-related charges.
Tramaglini had helmed the district since August 2015, the Washington Post reported.