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Lawyer: 'Defecating' school chief wants to correct record

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The attorney for a school superintendent in New Jersey charged with public defecation says his client wants to correct some falsehoods about his behavior.

The attorney for Thomas Tramaglini, 42, says he will use a court appearance on May 30 to "rebut some of the falsehoods" that have been spread about him.

Attorney Matthew Adams didn't specify what those were.

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Tramaglini has been charged with public defecation, lewdness and littering.

According to authorities, Tramaglini was caught last week following an early morning run at Holmdel High School's athletic facilities.

Police said staff members were watching to see who was leaving human feces on the property on a regular basis.

Tramaglini is superintendent of the school district in Kenilworth, about 25 miles from Holmdel.

He's on paid leave from his $147,504-a-year job.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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