An education commissioner has overturned the firing of a high school athletic director who was caught on camera putting dog waste on his ex-wife's car.
The Haddon Township Board of Education previously stripped Alan Carr and an administrative law judge upheld the ruling.
But New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf said in a ruling May 15 that though his actions were “reprehensible,” he did not deserve to be fired. He said he should give up 120 days of pay and be suspended for an additional six months without pay.
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The decision was first reported Friday by the Courier-Post.
Carr was caught on camera May 12 putting the waste on the windshield of his ex-wife's car in a school parking lot. His ex-wife is also teacher at Haddon Township High School.
At first Carr denied putting the feces and other trash on his wife’s car but he later admitted it after seeing the video, reported the Courier-Post.
Carr reportedly admitted to wanting to give the message the his wife is “a piece of crap, according to a ruling by Administrative Law Judge Jeff Masin that was obtained by the Courier-Post.
In the ruling Carr agreed to leaving his ex-wife alone when he returns to work.
Carr has worked in the district since 1974 and has served as AD for more than two decades earning more than $110,000 last year, reported the paper.