An Iredell-Statesville Public Schools teacher has been arrested on an allegation he solicited nude photos from a teen.
Iredell-Statesville County middle school teacher Kyle Christopher McKay, age 37, was arrested on July 23 by the Mooresville Police Department on the charge of one count of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
The charge is a Class E felony punishable by a jail sentence of 15 to 63 months.
McKay was issued a $100,000 secured bond and was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center on July 24. As of July 28, records indicate that he remains in custody.
The arrest came after an investigation by law enforcement based on the claim of a 15-year-old girl who said that McKay had solicited nude photos of her via the Snapchat app.
Iredell-Statesville Schools has indicated that McKay is currently suspended with pay pending an investigation. According to the school district, the alleged victim was not an Iredell-Statesville schools student.
McKay began employment with the district as a teacher at Troutman Middle School in August of 2015, according to Iredell-Statesville schools.
Teacher licensure records on file with the state show that McKay has an active teaching license which, unless revoked, will not expire until June of 2023:
Current Date: 07/28/2021 11:55 AM
License Number: 1190940
Name: McKay, Kyle
License Type: Educator
License Status: Current
Expiration Date: 06/30/2023
Effective Date: 07/01/2018
License Area(s): Science 6-9
Elementary Education (K-6)
Pre-K, Kindergarten Add-On
McKay is the 17th public education employee arrest tracked by this website in 2021.