Former Tomah principal charged in child sex sting




David Hay was most recently serving as the deputy chief of staff for the schools chancellor at New York City’s Department of Education.

The department fired him after his arrest Sunday.

A search of his smartphone revealed sexually explicit images of a former Tomah High School student.

U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger said in a statement Friday that Hay used a dating app to set up a meeting for sex with someone he thought was a 14-year-old boy living in Neenah, Wisconsin.

That person was actually an undercover investigator.

It’s unknown whether Hay has an attorney.

Tomah Area Schools Superintendent Cindy Zahrte released this statement:

David Hay was employed as the Tomah High School principal from August of 2011 through July of 2014. He resigned to pursue his doctorate at Harvard. There were no known accusations of inappropriate or illegal behavior by Mr. Hay during his tenure in Tomah. The Tomah Area School District will fully cooperate with any law enforcement investigation if such a request is made.