Brooklyn Technical High School can only rest on its laurels of graduating Lou Ferrigno for so long. The prestigious New York secondary school has seen a growing number of teacher related scandals. The latest involving Marisa Cazanave, a thirty-three year old choral teacher at the school, and, of course, wife and mother. Not to be flippant, but this is almost a demographic guarantee in these cases. 25-35, married, young kid(s), wonderfully reviewed teacher. Round up the usual suspects.
Cazanave is accused of an inappropriate relationships not involving sex with one of her high school students at Brooklyn Tech. What it did involve was a large number of texts and email messages and videos and photos of a very personal and romantic nature. Though not specifically sexual, which is probably worth noting:
You make me unbelievably happy. 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.
Wow. I hope she didn’t teach English. That syntax is almost more tortured than the sentiment to an underaged boy.
I don’ want to share the quotes from the boy because that seems unfair, given he’s a kid and a boy and he’s in love with his teacher. He does clearly mention he’s “in love” with her. And she being the adult writes back, “too in love with you to continue”.
Upon arrest Cazanave insisted she never intended to have sexual relations with the teen boy, and in fact, found that supposition “disgusting”. Though there were messages from teacher to student suggesting a mid-summer hookup:
“If you’re in town, we may want to talk this week about seeing if we can plan to make one of those items on our list partially checked off.”
I’ve been waiting my whole life to use the word untoward. That sounds untoward. Cavanaze explained that she merely meant a meeting in the city to see a play or visit a restaurant or museum. You know, as you do with one of your students to whom you’ve called and messaged and sent photos to over 150 times in two months.
Cavanaze resigned from her teaching position at the high school rather than face a misconduct hearing which you’d have to believe would be covering a lot of misconduct ground. It’s unclear if she’ll face any criminal charges of any kind given there seems to be no tangible evidence of any sexual activity or even lewd messages of naked photos like the more involved teachers send to their student lovers. Suffice it to say, she’ll never be hired again as a teacher. Well, maybe California.