Woman Flew To Florida, Left Kids Home Alone

Mom, 36, advised minors to "eat candy" for dinner

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Home Alone Bust

JANUARY 20--A Connecticut teacher left her two children at home alone while she vacationed with her boyfriend in Florida, according to investigators who say the woman told the minors to stay out of sight in the residence’s basement and “just eat candy” for dinner.

Kerry Caviasca, 36, was arrested Saturday on reckless endangerment and risk of injury charges in connection with her three-day trip to the Sunshine State in late-November. Caviasca is free on $5000 bond in advance of a January 25 Superior Court hearing.

Police began investigating Caviasca after her ex-husband reported that she had left the children, ages 9 and 11, alone in a Watertown residence.

Seen at right, Caviasca, who has primary custody of the boy and girl, is a middle school teacher in the Waterbury school district.

As detailed in an arrest affidavit, Caviasca’s former spouse provided cops with a series of incriminating texts she exchanged with her children while she was out of town.

“Both of you stay in the basement,” wrote Caviasca, who advised the children to avoid the upstairs of the residence and “Jus staying downstairs.” When one child asked, “are we going into school, no right,” Caviasca replied, “no.”

On a Sunday evening, when one of the children asked, “what are we going to have for dinner,” Caviasca answered, “Just eat candy I’m sorry” and “what ever is downstairs.” She added, “I’ll make it up to you.”

Caviasca, cops charge, wanted the children to stay out of sight in the basement. When one of the minors asked, “Can I pee,” Caviasca replied, “Quick no lights.” After one of the children wrote, “I’m sad I put my batteries upstairs,” Caviasca suggested that the child could go upstairs “super fast,” but noted, “stay low so no one sees you.”

When police last month confronted Caviasca, she admitted spending a weekend in Florida with her boyfriend, but claimed that her brother had stayed with the children. Both juveniles, however, told cops that they were left home unsupervised, with one of the children saying that, “only their dog was with them.”

Caviasca’s son told police that his mother “left snacks to eat” and that she ordered Uber Eats for the children “several times.” The boy recalled that his mother advised “not to go upstairs and to stay in the basement.” (5 pages)