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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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