NEW YORK (AP) - The principal of an elite New York City high school says school officials were unaware of allegations against a teacher charged with sexually preying on seven students until his arrest.
Brooklyn Technical High School Principal Randy Asher told a group of parents Thursday the school was horrified to learn about the allegations but said "it wasn't anything we had any knowledge of."
Sean Shaynak was indicted this week on 36 charges including kidnapping, forcible touching, sexual abuse and criminal sexual act. He pleaded not guilty.
He was arrested in August after a student complained he had sent her an inappropriate photo.
The New York Times says Asher said "this might still be going on" if it weren't for the courage of that student.
Shaynak's lawyer has declined to comment.