October 23, 2020

Mass. official who performed bra trick resigns


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ABINGTON, Mass. (AP) — The chairman of a Massachusetts school board has resigned days after performing a magic trick at a televised meeting that made it appear as if he had removed a fellow board member’s bra.

Russell FitzGerald said he resigned from the Abington School Committee on Monday after a weekend of reflection.

He tells The Enterprise of Brockton that fallout from the trick played a part in his decision. The meeting was on live TV and was met in the room with silence and embarrassment.

FitzGerald is an amateur magician who generally started meetings with a trick. Neither the subject of the Sept. 27 bra trick nor his accomplice knew what was going to happen.

FitzGerald also noted he’s been on the board 11 years and his term is almost up.

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