Marisa Cazanave, 33, a music teacher at elite Brooklyn Technical High School, was caught in a relationship with a male student. This is the third sex scandal to happen at Brooklyn Tech.
Both the teen and teacher denied any sexual contact with each other, however. The teen’s mother found dozens of texts and emails showing that they were “in love” and in a relationship, and planning to get together.
Cazanave is a married mother of two, and chose to quit her job rather than face consequences. She would have had misconduct charges placed on her after a special commissioner had investigated the scandal in October.
Cazanave continues to insist she has never had any inappropriate sexual contact with any of her students, even the one she was “in love” with. They two planned to go out on a date, but Cazanave insists it would have been to a museum or broadway show, not for anything inappropriate.
The New York Post reports:
A third sex scandal in two years has hit elite Brooklyn Technical HS with the ouster of a music teacher accused of having an “inappropriate relationship” with her male student, The Post has learned.
The married Marisa Cazanave, 33, and the teen both denied any sexual contact, but dozens of texts and e-mails found by the boy’s mom revealed the pair was in love and planned a rendezvous, the city’s Special Commissioner of Investigation reported.
In an May 7 e-mail to the teen, Cazanave gushed, “You make me unbelievably happy,” but agonized over their forbidden passion.
“I honestly cannot reason how spending your time with me and sneaking around instead of time with your friends seems like the better way to spend your free time,” she wrote.
The student replied the next day: “You feel like home and when I’m holding you in my arms time freezes and all of my worries and problems fade away for that moment.
“I know from the deepest part of me that this is real and that regardless of what happens you are the one for me . . . I love you.”
Confronted by his dad in the fall, the boy confided that Cazanave “was careful” and that their relationship was two months old, the SCI reported.
Phone records showed she and the boy spoke 145 times between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., the SCI reported.
The student’s cellphone held 112 photos of Cazanave, 14 video clips of her, and 158 pages of texts between them. His mom found two photos of her son and the teacher together.