A New York teacher allegedly called an 11-year-old student her ‘boyfriend’ in a series of disturbing text messages.
Yi Chen Cheng was recently fired from her position as a music teacher at PS 1 Courtlandt school in the Bronx following a probe by the Special Commissioner of Investigation.
Cheng, 41, and the fifth-grader allegedly exchanged more than 500 texts since June 2017.
New York music teacher, Yi Chen Cheng (pictured), has been accused of calling an 11-year-old student her ‘boyfriend’ in a series of disturbing text messages, according investigators
According to the New York Post, Cheng and the child also engaged in video chats and talked about basketball, going to the mall and dating.
Cheng reportedly told her friends about the alleged relationship on Facebook in a message that read: ‘As long as without sex, I think its(sic) legal.’
She also told the pre-teen ‘I love you’ in text messages and said she was jealous of his girlfriends, according to the newspaper.
When questioned by authorities, the boy told investigations that he never engaged in any type of sexual behavior with Cheng.
No charges have been filed against her, but she was fired from the Department of Education after working as a New York teacher for 16 years.
Cheng’s estranged husband was the one who shared a Facebook password with investigators, reportedly leading them to messages between Cheng and the boy.
When questioned by authorities, the boy told investigations that he never engaged in any type of sexual behavior with Cheng. No charges have been filed against her, but she was fired from the PS 1 Courtlandt school (pictured) in the Bronx
‘Don’t use me as a bargaining chip for your gf [girlfriend],’ Cheng allegedly wrote in a June 2017 Facebook message.
‘This is the second time that you are telling everyone what I told you. Do you think it’s a joke. Or you think I am a joke? You hurt me again. And this is what you should tell everyone from now, including your gf: I don’t love you, I don’t. Goodnight.’
According to the Post, the student replied: ‘Woow first I ain’t tell anybody about u. …’
‘I feel you are using me to get her jealous. And that hurts because you care about her feelings more than my feeling. And don’t you know how much I love you through everything?’ Cheng allegedly wrote.
In a message to a friend, Cheng allegedly called him her ‘boyfriend’.
Now, Cheng is employed by the Piano School of NYC in Manhattan.
She gives lessons to students at their homes in the presence of their parents, a spokeswoman told the Post.