What to Know
- David Hay was arrested in Milwaukee on a charge of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime
- He was a deputy chief of staff for New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza
- He was fired following his arrest
A New York City schools official is facing child sex charges in Wisconsin, the city Department of Education confirmed to News 4 New York.
David Hay was arrested at an airport in Milwaukee on Sunday on a charge of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, according to the New York Times, which first reported the arrest.
Hay was a deputy chief of staff to New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza; he was fired after his arrest.
"These allegations are incredibly disturbing and absolutely unacceptable," said schools spokeswoman Miranda Barbot. "We took immediate action removing Mr. Hay from payroll and are terminating him. We referred this to the Special Commissioner of Investigation and we will fully comply with any investigation."
DOE officials say that Hay had no contact with students in his position.
The Times reports that Hay is a Wisconsin native and was a principal in the state before taking on the administrative job in New York City in 2016.
It's not clear how long authorities in Neenah, a small town between Milwaukee and Green Bay, began investigating Hay. No other additional details on the case were immediately available.
NBC New York reached out to Hay seeking comment; attorney information for the man wasn't immediately available.