3:20PM Update: The Canandaigua School District has released the following statement on the arrest of Academy Spanish Teacher Lisa Footer;
Today (November 14, 2012), the Canandaigua City School District was informed that Lisa Footer, a teacher employed by the District, was arraigned in Canandaigua City Court and charged with criminal offenses involving her interactions with a District student.
Allegations of an inappropriate relationship between Ms. Footer and a student at Canandaigua Academy were first brought to the District's attention on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, by the Canandaigua City Police Department. The District immediately began cooperating with local law enforcement. The Canandaigua City Police Department has advised the District that there is no evidence of inappropriate behavior with a minor on school grounds. The District has placed Ms. Footer on administrative leave and directed her not to be on school property.
The District is reviewing its legal obligations and rights regarding Ms. Footer's employment with its attorney and will continue to cooperate with the Canandaigua City Police Department and the Ontario County District Attorney's Office. To protect the integrity of the investigation, the District cannot provide further comment at this time, but will do so, if appropriate, as the investigation progresses.
A Canandaigua Academy teacher was arrested Tuesday for allegedly sexually abusing a 16 year old male student. Canandaigua Police report 44 year old Lisa Footer of Manchester, is charged with sexual abuse in the third degree, forcible touching, and endangering the welfare of a child. Footer is accused of subjecting the boy to sexual contact in the parking lot of a South Main Street Business last Saturday.
It's believed Footer had an on-going relationship with the teenager for the past several months. Further charges against Footer of a similar nature are pending.
Police say "there is no evidence to suggest Footer had sexual contact with the victim on school grounds. The Canandaigua City School District has been fully cooperative during the investigation." Footer was arraigned in City Court and remanded to the Ontario County Jail in lieu of 25-hundred dollars cash bail.
NOTE: This is the second time in 2 years a Canandaigua teacher has been charged with abuse. Special education teacher Marla Gurecki-Haskins pled guilty to having oral sex with a 17-year-old student in her Academy classroom in the spring of 2010. She was sentenced to 45 days in jail