Middlefield teacher arrested, accused of hitting student

Andrew Watt

MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — A teacher at the Independent Day School in Middlefield is under arrest after being accused of striking a student in the head.

An arrest warrant was issued for 45-year-old Andrew Watt following a March 9th incident in which he allegedly struck a 13-year-old. The student’s mother made a complaint regarding the alleged incident.

An investigation led to the arrest of Watt on charges of risk of injury to a minor and breach of peace.

Watt was transported to State Police Troop F in Westbrook for processing. He was subsequently released on a $5,000 cash bond.

Watt is due to appear in court on May 3.