Early dismissal today at Stamford public schools

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All of the city’s public schools will have early dismissal today. Parents are being instructed to consult their handbook for school early dismissal times or to visit www.stamfordpublicschools.org. All after school activities, ROSCCO, and Adult Education classes are also canceled. [Read More]
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Judge raises bond for Stamford teacher

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UPDATE 12:50 p.m. Judge Alex Hernandez raised the bond former Stamford High School English teacher Danielle Watkins must post by by $121,000 in cash. For her to be released on the new charges, she would need to post a total of $146,000 in cash. ORIGINAL POST: STAMFORD — A Stamford High School teacher fired last […] [Read More]

Board of Education votes to make communication with attorney public

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The Stamford Board of Education voted 7-0 on Thursday night to release its lawyers from attorney-client privilege regarding any communications related to the Stamford High School scandal. Despite allotting time on the evening’s agenda for an executive session, the board discussed the measure and conducted the vote in an open meeting. The measure, which was […] [Read More]

Stamford High principals will not return

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3:17 PM Update Stamford High School principals will not return, Superintendent says. They remain in paid suspension. Board of Education’s Jackie Heftman says Board still has confidence in Superintendent Winifred Hamilton’s leadership. Kathryn Emmett says full written report will be made public, and will be available at the end of February. Original post (2:32 PM) STAMFORD — […] [Read More]
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Sexual assault case continued against Stamford High School teacher

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STAMFORD — The Stamford High School teacher accused of threatening to fail an 18-year-old student if he did not have sex with her and providing he and a friend with marijuana is in a Danbury psychiatric hospital and was unable to make her scheduled appearance at state Superior Court in Stamford to make a plea […] [Read More]
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Stamford High School teacher accused of sexual assault

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A 32-year old Stamford High School teacher is facing second-degree sexual assault charges for having sex with an underage male student in her car numerous times during the last school year, according to Stamford Police. Danielle Watkins, of 11 Fort Point Street, Norwalk was charged Thursday with two counts second-degree sexual assault in connection with […] [Read More]

Stamford teacher arraigned on indecency charges

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A Stamford judge on early Thursday afternoon reduced the bail bond of a Stamford substitute teacher accused of masturbating in the hallway of Westhill High School early Wednesday morning. Judge Thomas Colin reduced Michael Luecke’s bond from $25,000 to $10,000 and requires that he post the bond at the courthouse so that he could immediately […] [Read More]
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Westhill substitute charged with masturbating in school hallway

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STAMFORD — A 72-year-old substitute teacher at Westhill High School is facing multiple charges after he was allegedly masturbating in a school hallway Wednesday shortly after the school day began. According to police, Michael Luecke was spotted lying on the floor by a paraeducator who thought he was injured. When she got closer, she realized […] [Read More]