Hamburg School District Has Questions for Principal

July 29, 2014 Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 11:45 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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July 29, 2014 Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 11:45 PM EDT

HAMBURG, NY (WKBW) - What did Hamburg Middle School Principal Jennifer Giallella know about damage to the superintendent's car before he told the public it was vandalized?

It's a question that needs to be answered, according to the attorney representing Hamburg Central Schools.

"We have not been able to, and I think it's just a coordination of schedules, speak to her but I know that we are looking to do so as soon as possible," Andrew Freedman said.

"Just to make sure that there's no conspiracy," he added.

Sources, including a witness who saw the superintendent damage his own car, said Giallella was aware that the damage was not caused by vandals.

Freedman, the school district's lawyer, also said that the superintendent, Dr. Richard Jetter, should resign as soon as possible.

"The district's goal is to cut ties with Dr. Jetter," he said.

Jetter admitted to Hamburg Village Police last week that he lied and filed a false police report when he reported his car vandalized.

Instead, he told authorities that he damaged the vehicle outside Giallella's South Buffalo home the night before by scraping it against a utility pole.

Jetter is on paid administrative leave. He has been charged with a misdemeanor and is scheduled to appear in Hamburg Village Court on Aug 6.

Sources said he checked himself into BryLin Hospital for treatment of depression within hours of making his confession to police.

It is unclear if Jetter remains hospitalized.