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Abington School Committee Chairman Resigns After Magic Bra Trick

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ABINGTON (CBS) – An Abington School Committee Chairman has resigned a week after he performed a controversial magic trick where he pretended to pull the bra off of a female committee member at a live televised meeting.

Russell Fitzgerald, who typically started the committee meetings with a magic trick, notified School Superintendent Peter Schafer of his resignation on Monday, Schafer confirmed to WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

Last Tuesday, Fitzgerald pulled out several handkerchiefs, called Steven Shannon, Abington’s Teacher of the Year, to come forward, and then called on school committee member Ellen Killian.

Fitzgerald then performed a trick that made it look like he and Shannon pulled Killian’s bra off through her clothes.

A tape of the show has not yet been placed on the Abington public access cable channel website.

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