A NYC Teacher Faces Accusations Of Sexual Involvement With A Mentally Ill Student

The Bronx and Straten Island have been shaken by a recent sexual misconduct allegation. A teacher dealing with students with special needs in New York is under investigation for being in a long-term sexual relationship with a mentally ill 16-year-old student.

Allegations have surfaced against Sandy Carazas-Pinez, a former biology teacher in New York City, accused of engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior with a student.

As per documents obtained by a news outlet and the boy's mother, the teacher, who is married and has three children, allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with the student on at least twelve occasions in her car.

Furthermore, it is alleged that she sent the boy a multitude of sexually explicit text messages, some of which contained nude and provocative photos.

The inquiry into the purported sexual impropriety of a former biology instructor in New York City has unearthed disturbing evidence of the teacher's unsuitable conduct.

It has been reported that the police and district attorney investigators have amassed a wealth of evidence regarding the exchange of text messages between the teacher and the student, which were sent at all times of the day.

The student, who allegedly received these texts, attended the Biondi School in Yonkers at the city Department of Education's expense.

This month, the nonprofit organization Rising Ground, which oversees the school, terminated the teacher's employment.

These discoveries emphasize the importance of adequately monitoring and supervising personnel in educational institutions, especially those that serve vulnerable communities.

As per text messages being reviewed by law enforcement agencies, Casarez-Pinez wrote: "I know for me it isn't going to be easy, I will miss your kisses, hugs and everything."

In January, she purportedly reacted angrily to messages from the teenager, who was begging for a reply, and told him: "Throughout the whole vacation you have shut me out and the only time you would hit me up was when you wanted to . . . tell me that you are crushing on other teachers . . . I am not a piece of ass with no feelings."

When contacted by phone on Friday, Casarez-Pinez refuted having engaged in sexual relations with the student: "I didn't even know there were these allegations," she said, adding that investigators have not contacted her. "He would tell me he loved me and I would just reciprocate."

She said he got in her car once because "he asked me for a ride and it was snowing that day."

When questioned about the nude photos that were sent to the boy, she stated: "He had the passcode to my phone."

During a prior call, Casarez-Pinez's spouse angrily confronted her after inquiring with a reporter about the accusations: "You told me you quit, Sandy," he said. "You're done, Sandy, if this is true. . . . You're f–king done, pack your stuff and leave."

Reports indicate that the purported sexual impropriety of the teacher has also created a divide in her personal life. Her husband reportedly contacted a journalist from The Post over the weekend to inform them that he had evicted her from their residence.

He added that she is currently residing with her parents on Staten Island. This disclosure further complicates an already disturbing situation and emphasizes the widespread repercussions of such incidents.

According to investigators, in additional text messages being scrutinized, the teacher allegedly wrote: "I do miss your touch and kisses not going to lie. . . . I sound like a pervert."

As per the boy's mother, her son has purportedly informed investigators that the teacher committed sexual fondling with him during class.

These accusations are highly concerning and highlight the importance of adequate monitoring and supervision of educators in schools.

Moreover, it has emerged that the teacher supposedly urged the student to lie in order to conceal her actions, as indicated by the text messages they exchanged.

This type of conduct by an educator is unacceptable and a violation of the trust that the community has placed in them.

Additional evidence includes a phone conversation recording, acquired by The Post, in which the boy queried Casarez-Pinez as to why she was "pulled out" of the school: "Did they see us having sex, or did they see me getting in the car? They didn't see us having sex, so what's the issue? . . . We hid from the cameras, though, right?"

She replied, "They're saying we were too close … that it was pretty much like us being in a relationship. And that's, like, against everything. One, because you're underage, and two, because I'm your teacher."

According to the boy's mother, the purported victim of the teacher's sexual misconduct suffers from a blend of schizophrenia and a mood disorder.

"We are upset, shocked, and appalled by the behavior of a former teacher who betrayed the values of the school by engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student," Rising Ground said in a statement.

The purported victim's mother has expressed her dissatisfaction and indignation with the authorities for not having arrested the ex-teacher yet, despite the fact that her son gave an elaborate statement to the NYPD special-victim detectives in Staten Island over two weeks ago.

The decision by The Post to keep the alleged victim's mother anonymous reflects a commitment to safeguarding her son's privacy. However, the delay in taking action by the authorities is troubling and may send a message to the public that incidents of this nature are not taken seriously enough.

"If my son was not an African-American boy, and the genders were reversed, you know the teacher would already be in handcuffs," she said.

"It's the rape of a child with a mental illness," she said. "As a society, we have to prioritize the safety of children who are mentally ill and boys who are sexually assaulted."

It has come to light that Sandy Carazas-Pinez, who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct, had previously worked as a teacher at PS/MS 007 in Harlem and PS/IS 218 in The Bronx before joining the Biondi School.