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Nutley HS Official Suspended After Telling Madison Students Hitler Was 'Good Leader': Report

Steve Tober interviews Nutley Athletic Director Joe Piro
Steve Tober interviews Nutley Athletic Director Joe Piro Video Credit: Steve Tober

The Nutley Board of Education suspended the high school's athletic director for public remarks he made comparing Martin Luther King to Adolf Hitler, News 12 New Jersey reported .

Joe Piro made the remarks at a student assembly held at Madison High School, during which Piro described Hitler as a "good leader" with "bad moral character and intentions."

Madison Superintendent of Schools Mark Schwarz said in a letter to parents sent shortly after the presentation in mid-March that the material had not been reviewed beforehand.

Schwarz apologized in the letter and said material would be reviewed ahead of time going forward.

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