A top education official in New York City has been accused of facilitating child sex abuse in Wisconsin, the New York Times reports.
David A. Hay, the deputy chief of staff to schools chancellor Richard A. Carranza, was taken into custody at an airport in Milwaukee Sunday following an ongoing undercover investigation, officials announced.
The NYC Department of Education says he has been fired following his arrest.
“These allegations are incredibly disturbing and absolutely unacceptable,” Miranda Barbot, a spokeswoman for the department, said in a statement. “We took immediate action removing Mr. Hay from payroll and are terminating him. We referred this to the Department of Investigation and we will fully comply with any investigation.”
Hay did not reportedly interact often with students in his role in New York, but was a principal for two schools in Wisconsin prior to that job.