STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– A former Stamford High School English teacher who pleaded guilty to charges related to a sexual relationship with an underage student has been arrested again.
Police say Friday, 32-year-old Danielle Watkins threatened a victim involved in an inappropriate conduct case she had with two of her students. One victim and his mother reported that Watkins threatened him while he waited for food at a Dunkin’ Donuts on Grove Street. Police say the victim became afraid for his safety and left the coffee shop. They say officers watched video tape from the Dunkin’ Donuts, which corroborated the victim’s allegations. Police say they then obtained an arrest warrant for Watkins, who was arrested at her Norwalk home.
According to police, Watkins provided marijuana to both victims in the previous inappropriate conduct case, and one engaged in a sexual relationship with her. She pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor in December. They say there is a no contact order preventing her from having any contact with the victims.
Watkins is charged with second-degree threatening and violating conditions of release. She is being held on $25,000 and is scheduled to appear in court Monday. Watkins is due to be sentenced for the previous crimes on Jan. 22.