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Hamburg superintendent under police investigation


The village of Hamburg police department has begun an investigation into Hamburg Central schools superintendent Dr. Richard Jetter. At issue is damage to Jetter's car that he said happened on school grounds on May 6 of this year. But according to a witness, the same car had struck a utility pole the previous day in the City of Buffalo.

The district issued the following statement on Tuesday:

The Board of Education of the Hamburg Central School District learned today that the Village of Hamburg Police Department is conducting an investigation involving School District Superintendent Dr. Richard Jetter. The Board plans to discuss its options regarding Dr. Jetter tomorrow. In the meantime, Assistant Superintendents Colleen Kaney and Barbara Sporyz will serve as acting superintendents of the district. There will be no further comment at this time.

Two school administrators have taken over operation of the district pending the police probe and the school board will convene Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. to review the situation.

Control of the school district is currently in the hands of two school administrators, according to The Buffalo News, pending the outcome of the police probe.