Charlie Giles, the self-proclaimed 9-11 responder from Barnegat whose personal story has come under scrutiny, said Tuesday that he has "proof" that he was pulled alive from the rubble of the World Trade Center after the 2011 attack.
Giles said he has "signed and notarized" affidavits
that show he was at the Manhattan site, and saved by a Port Authority
He said he showed those
affidavits to News12 when he was interviewed, and said the "camera was
rolling" when offered up what he considers proof.
"I do have proof I was at 9-11," he said.
said his detractors have been "harassing me for years" because he has
criticized matters involving the Barnegat school district and other
issues affecting the township.
Giles also said Board of Education member Lisa Becker was "lying" when she said the school board attorney had warned him to stop acting as a representative of the Barnegat school district.
But Superintendent Karen Wood said she had personally spoken to Giles three times about the matter. The only person who speaks for the Barnegat school district is her, Wood said.
The first time she was cordial, but firm, Wood said.
By the third time, she said she asked him to "knock it off," she said. "I told him if you do it again, I won't be able to speak to you."
The district is named in an agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that the 9-11 steel will be taken care of in an honorable and reverent manner, she said.
"When you get certified, you have to agree on how you will memorialize it and how you will honor it," Wood said.