“Just eat candy.” Teacher left kids home alone while vacationing in Florida with boyfriend, arrest warrant claims | Connecticut News

WATERTOWN, CT (WFSB) – A teacher arrested for leaving her children home alone in Watertown has gone on vacation to Florida with her boyfriend, documents have revealed.

The arrest warrant for Kerry Lyn Caviasca was issued Thursday.

A local teacher has been arrested after allegedly leaving two children she is responsible for alone at home for two days and two nights, police said.

She was arrested on January 15 and charged with two counts of risk of injury to a child and two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment.

According to the documents, Kerry Lyn Caviasca’s ex-husband told police the two children, both under the age of 12, were left alone between November 20 and 22.

The ex-husband also reported that the children missed school that Monday due to unjustified absences.

He told police he was unable to reach his children by phone.

The father said he became suspicious after the fact when he checked one of the phones he had given the children. It revealed several dozen text messages between Caviasca and the children that included questions about whether or not she boarded a plane.

The texts further revealed that Caviasca told the children to “just eat candy” when they asked what they should eat for dinner while he was away.

The messages also showed that Caviasca was adamant about keeping the children in the basement of the house so they wouldn’t be seen by anyone.

On December 17, a temporary custody order was issued by the family court. Police and the ex-husband arrived at the home and informed Caviasca of allegations of neglect.

Caviasca told investigators at that time that she had indeed traveled to Florida; however, her brother was home with the children.

Police told her that her ex-husband’s father had visited the house at some point when she was away to see the children and was unable to make contact with anyone inside.

Caviasca said it was because no one, including the children, was home at the time.

According to the warrant, however, an exchange of text messages between the children and their mother regarding someone’s presence at home took place while the ex-husband’s father was there.

The ex-husband was able to take custody of the children without incident.

Afterwards, the children revealed to the police that they were home alone for the weekend from Saturday evening to Monday evening. They revealed that their mother had gone to Florida with her boyfriend and they had been ordered to stay in the basement. They were reportedly left with snacks and Uber Eats orders.

During the investigation, police said they tried to contact Caviasca on several occasions, but were unsuccessful.

She was arrested on January 15.

Caviasca was put on leave from her teaching job at Waterbury while the school district conducted its own investigation.

She is due to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on January 25.

The full Watertown Police arrest warrant can be viewed here or below:

Watertown Police have issued the arrest warrant for Kerry Caviasca, who was arrested for leaving her children home alone for a weekend.


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