MADISON (WKOW) – A Madison school teacher on administrative leave more than a year after being accused of child sex assault has resigned from the Madison school district, according to the district superintendent.
Terry Fay’s arrest in October 2017 was publicly announced by Madison police, but in June, Dane County’s district attorney announced Fay would not be criminally charged, unless additional evidence surfaced.
At the time of his arrest, authorities alleged a boy claimed Fay sexually assaulted him in a school classroom, bathroom and custodial closet during the 2011-2012 school year.
In a letter sent to parents today, Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said the district had completed its own investigation and that Fay had resigned.
Last fall, District spokesperson Rachel Strauch-Nelson said Fay’s former fifth grade assignment at Leopold Elementary School has been filled by another teacher, who will remain in that position for the entire school year.
In her letter to parents today, Cheatham said that the well-being and safety of students is always the first priority.
“I want to acknowledge that this has been a long case and incredibly difficult issue for the Leopold community to work through. My hope is that as we complete this process, we can heal and move forward together,” Cheatham wrote.