By Shereen Siewert
A high-ranking official in New York City’s Department of Education was arrested on Sunday in Wisconsin and accused of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, according to a New York Times report.
David Hay, deputy chief of staff to schools chancellor Richard Carranza, was fired after his arrest, officials said. Hay, a native of Antigo, was formerly a principal in two Wisconsin school districts before moving to New York.
Hay, 39, was a high school principal in Kettle Moraine from 2008 to 2011 and at the Tomah Area School District from 2011-2014.
Following an undercover internet sting in Winnebago County, Hay was arrested Monday at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. Officials say Hay is accused of trying to arrange a meeting with an underage boy for sexual purposes.
The months-long investigation was conducted by the Neenah police department, with help from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department, officials said.