So-called school 'Pooperintendent' appears in court in New Jersey

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Toni Yates has the latest on the "Pooperintendent."

The so-called "Pooperintendent" made a brief appearance in a New Jersey courtroom on Tuesday.

A lawyer for Thomas Tramaglini says the superintendent of Kenilworth Public Schools will use his court appearances to correct what he called "falsehoods" about Tramaglini's behavior.

But Tuesday's appearance lasted just a few minutes.

Tramaglini's lawyer argued that he only got a clip of the surveillance tape that allegedly shows his client committing the crime, not the whole thing. Court was adjourned until a later date so the attorney can review the surveillance video in its entirety.

The 42-year-old was arrested back in early May, when police say he was found defecating on the track at Holmdel High School.

The track team had been finding human feces on their track on a near daily basis.

A concerned father attended court to hear the proceedings because he has two children who attend Holmdel High School.

"My concerns were this is an angry kind of an act," Adam Geller said. "It seems to me this is a guy with some serious mental issues."

Tramaglini is on paid leave from his $147,504-a-year job. He is facing charges of lewdness and related criminal acts.

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