GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Two of the 16 men arrested over the weekend during Operation Black Veil, a child sex sting operation, were connected to the Green Bay Area Public School District.
The district sent out emails and contacted parents via phone to make them aware of the Sheriff’s investigation without identifying the suspects.
They include a bus driver for Lamers who has since been removed from routes for Keller Elementary and Lombardi Middle School.
The second man was an actual district employee, a full time library media technician who worked at Keller and Wilder Elementary.
38-year-old Jason Gehrke has worked for the district for over a year and was arrested for child enticement – sexual contact and using a computer to facilitate a sex crime.
While the district did not identify Gehrke, they say he has been put on administrative leave while authorities are conducting the investigation and the legal process plays out.
“Safety of our students in the Green Bay Area Public School District is our highest priority,” says Superintendent Michele Langenfeld.
Langenfeld says the district will conduct a thorough internal investigation.