Employment Ends for Madison Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Student

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Brian McCready

Allison Marchese, 37, is now a former Daniel Hand High School teacher, confirmed Madison Superintendent of Schools Thomas Scarice in an email to Patch.com on Monday.

Scarice said in the brief email that Marchese’s employment ended on March 27. He declined to comment further. Marchese, who is now a former Hand High School English teacher, was charged earlier this year with the alleged sexual assault of a 17-year-old Hand High School student athlete.

“I’m going to respectfully leave it that her employment officially ended on March 27,” Scarice wrote in the email.

As soon as police complaint was filed on Jan. 7, Scarice immediately placed Marchese on paid leave per state statutes. At the time he said the district was moving forward with the termination process, which apparently concluded on Friday.

Marchese pleaded not guilty earlier this month to charges of sexual assault involving a high school student, the Hartford Courant reported at the time.

During the last court hearing, the judge ordered Marchese to stay away from the two alleged victims in the case, the Courant reports.

Her next court date is Thursday.

According to an arrest warrant, obtained by NBC Connecticut, Marchese allegedly sent half-naked photos of herself to two Madison teens.

She also allegedly performed a sex act on a 17-year-old high school student while in a classroom, NBC Connecticut reports.

According to documents, Marchese developed an ‘electronic relationship’ with a 15-year-old student during the 2013-14 school year. She allegedly told the boy that he was so good looking that she couldn’t concentrate during class or sleep at night, NBC reports.

The boy told her to stop and she allegedly told him she was broken-hearted.

Marchese then allegedly turned her sights on a 17-year-old and sent him inappropriate messages on Instagram, and allegedly performed oral sex on the student in a classroom, the arrest warrant alleges.

The 17-year-old asked her for $200 to keep his silence and Marchese allegedly stated she had friends in the mafia who could ensure he never plays football again, NBC Connecticut reports.

Here is background of the case:

“Allegations of sexual misconduct against a minor student were reported immediately to the Madison Police Department and the Department of Children and Families on January 7th by my office after a student report was made to the high school principal earlier that day,” said Scarice at the time.“The Police Department investigated this matter and has now made an arrest.”

In a statement earlier this month, Scarice said, “I find the alleged conduct of this teacher vile and disgusting. The bond of trust between a professional educator and a student is fragile and precious. The violation of this bond is nothing less than reprehensible. The district will take the most aggressive actions possible to see to it that any individual who abuses this bond is removed from the profession and brought to justice,” Scarice said.

“Should Ms. Marchese be found to have engaged in sexual conduct with a student, she should face the full force of the law. Such acts abuse students, traumatize the school communities, and leave a black mark on the entire teaching profession. Such conduct is unspeakable,” Scarice said.

“The district will continue to work to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our students. Now that an arrest has been made, the high school administration has put a plan in place to appropriately communicate this matter to students and staff, while also providing any necessary information and support services to students as they cope with this incident,” Scarice added..

According to the Madison Public Schools website, Marchese was in the English/Language Arts Department at Daniel Hand High School and also served as the yearbook advisor.

Source: patch

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