Hamburg superintendent faces charge of filing false report

Jul 24, 2014

Police in the Village of Hamburg have charged district Superintendent Dr. Richard Jetter with falsely reporting an incident for a situation involving his damaged vehicle.

Jetter filed a damage report in May, saying his car was vandalized while he attended a school board meeting. He also said a threatening note was placed on his windshield. 

Richard Jetter is facing a charge of falsely reporting an incident.
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Jetter was placed on administrative leave Wednesday when board members learned he was under investigation. He has reportedly checked in to BryLin Hospital. 

The Buffalo News has obtained a handwritten note Jetter gave to police where he admits to drinking the previous night and says he struck a telephone pole in South Buffalo. 

The superintendent said he had taken a walk to minimize the effect of the alcohol he consumed. He drove the vehicle to work on May 6 and said no one noticed the damage until that night's school board meeting.

Jetter will be in town court next month to answer the charge. The misdemeanor carries a sentence of up to a year in jail, if convicted.