Hamburg School District
9:22 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Jetter pleads not guilty to filing false police report

Hamburg Schools Superintendent Richard Jetter entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment in Hamburg Village Court Wednesday evening on a charge that he filed a false police report. 

Hamburg Schools Superintendent Richard Jetter, now on leave.
Hamburg Schools Superintendent Richard Jetter, now on leave.

Jetter is accused of telling Hamburg authorities that his car was damaged by vandals during a school board meeting when, in fact, he had hit a utility pole in South Buffalo the night before. 

He has until September 8th to accept a plea deal or the case will go to a grand jury. 

Jetter's attorney Terry Connors said his client is focused on his health and well being and has not made a decision about resigning as superintendent. 

Just this week, Vincent Coppola began work as acting superintendent following his appointment by the Hamburg School Board.