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Principal Attacked During Field Day

Police charged Joseph Dimino with aggravated assault and a litany of other charges, including violating a restraining order, after he allegedly punched Fort Lee School No. 3 principal Robert Kravitz in the head Tuesday morning outside the school.

Police have charged the ex-husband of an employee at , with aggravated assault for allegedly punching the principal at the school in the head during Field Day on Tuesday morning, before following him inside the school and continuing the attack, police said.

The alleged incident occurred during Field Day activities at the school so principal Robert Kravitz, teachers and students were all outside the building.

Joseph Dimino, of Fort Lee, allegedly started yelling obscenities at Kravitz from a fence that divides the school property from Domino’s residence next door, according to police.

When Kravitz tried to calm him down, Domino, who police allege was intoxicated at the time of the incident, punched Kravitz in the head and followed him into the school, where he allegedly “continued to assault him,” police said.

Two school employees were able to restrain Domino until police arrived at the school just after 9:30 a.m., according to police.

Police charged Domino with aggravated assault, assault in the presence of a minor, endangering the welfare of children and contempt of court for violation of a final restraining order.

Capt. Roy Bortolus of the told Patch that no further information could be released about the restraining order of victim privacy laws.

Interim Superintendent of Schools Steven Engravalle said the district was “fully cooperating with the Fort Lee Police Department in its ongoing investigation.”

Engravalle also said, that counseling and support will be provided "for any students upset by [Tuesday's] events.”

Kravitz was treated at the hospital and released.

Anna June 12, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Outrageous!
Tony Kosova June 12, 2012 at 10:49 PM
What a friggin' psycho!!
Tracy June 13, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Outrageous and I hope he is doing well. I hope his grand smile was not dimmed!
Wonk June 13, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Hope that jerk gets locked up for a long time.
Howard L. Pearl June 13, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Robert Kravitz is a gentleman, who conducts himself with class and propriety at all times. This type of behavior is unacceptable at every level. Unfortunately, we see more and more of it in our society. We all wish Mr. Kravitz a speedy recovery.
One Hung Low June 14, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Mr. Kravitz should spend the summer in a self-defense course so the next time he is assaulted he could knock his assailant to the ground, and if he gets up, knock him down again. I know just the school where he could become an eight-week wonder (July and August).

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