In the past 2 days, both Stamford High School and Fairfield Ludlowe High School were exposed for a teacher and a coach having inappropriate relationships with students.
Stamford High School’s Principals were admonished for the cover up of the relationship between English, Danielle Watkins, and a student. Watkins was arrested in July and charged with sexual assault after allegedly having sex with the student more than 20 times from October 2013 into June 2014. Stamford State’s Attorney blasted school officials for allowing the district’s reputation to trump children’s safety, in comments he made in court Wednesday before two Stamford High School principals were granted a probationary program to erase criminal charges that they failed to report a sexual affair between a teacher and student.
“…They are part of and steeped in a bureaucratic culture at the Stamford Board of Education that puts institutional defense and system reputation above student safety,” Stamford State’s Attorney said of the principals.
At Fairfield Ludlowe High School, news broke that swim coach Alan Marcel was sending inappropriate sexually explicit texts to a 13 year old student. Marcel was also a coach of the Connecticut Wolfpack in Bridgeport. Fairfield Ludlowe High School has had a number of inappropriate teacher/coach interactions. In October 2013 and English teacher was charged for sexual assault due to a long running relationship with a student and in April 2013 a fencing coach was charged with sexual assault and subsequently sent to jail.
Tremont Sheldon P.C. is currently involved with several cases regarding area schools and teacher/coach abuse. To read more about these cases summarized above please click on the links below.
Swim Coach Accused of Sending Explicit Texts