Schoolteacher left her two young children home alone to vacation in Florida with boyfriend

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WATERTOWN, CT – A Connecticut school teacher has been arrested after it was learned that she abandoned her two children, both under 12 years old while she vacationed in Florida with her boyfriend. According to court documents obtained by NBC Connecticut, her children survived on snacks, candy bars and Uber Eats deliveries while she was in Florida.

Kerry Lyn Caviasca, of Waterton, is a teacher with the Waterbury Public Schools. Police were alerted by the teacher’s ex-husband. Caviasca has full custody of the children.

According to the New York Post, “Caviasca’s ex-husband went to the Watertown Police Department in December to report that his wife — who has primary custody of the children — may have left the kids home alone. He told police that the students missed school on Monday, Nov. 22 and that he had been unable to contact them over that weekend.”

Cell phone records showed that Caviasca’s children texted her about food and she instructed them to, “Just eat candy…whatever is downstairs…There’s so much downstairs…I’ll make it up to you.”

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Court records show that she then instructed the children to delete the text messaging app.

She was arrested on January 15th and charged with two counts of reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor. She has since been placed on leave while the Waterbury Public School District conducts its own investigation.

Read more: NBC Connecticut.