Teacher Accused of Sex With Student Arrested Again for Threatening Kids

It's bad enough that Connecticut English teacher Danielle Watkins was accused of having sex with a teenage student at her school -- you'd think she would leave well enough alone and deal with the problems she already has. But the 32-year-old Stamford High School teacher, who is also reportedly a mother, was arrested again for taking things to the next level and reportedly threatening to kill her students for ruining her life.


Watkins was reportedly arrested in July after it was discovered that she had been having a nine-month affair with a student who was 17 at the time the sexual relationship began. The teen victim claims he had sex with Watkins too many times in his car to even be able to keep track of the number and that she provided him with marijuana.

She was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor, and marijuana possession. Considering what she had done, some might say she got off easy when, in December, she reportedly accepted a plea bargain that would give her between nine months and four years in jail if she pled guilty to a single count of felony second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child. The maximum penalty for those charges is a whopping 20 years -- so, like I said, not a bad deal.

But it's anyone's guess what will happen after Watkins reportedly fudged up her own life even more with her next allegedly violent move.

While one of her former students, who was reportedly friends with the teen victim, was waiting on line at a Dunkin' Donuts for his food, Watkins reportedly stormed into the shop and threatened the child, according to police. The teen was so freaked out that he reportedly left the shop and told his mother what had happened. Footage from a surveillance camera was reportedly able to prove the teen's claim.

The victim's attorney claims Watkins called the victim when he was at the police station and threatened him again.

Police say the woman told the teen, "You and your buddy have taken everything from me. My kids, my family, my job, and my career. Mark my words, I will not rest until you two are dead." 

Police arrested Watkins and charged her with threatening and violating the terms of her release. She is being held at Stamford police department on a $25,000 cash court appearance bond.

Not surprisingly, her victim's attorneys say they will now be pushing for the maximum prison sentence.

What are your thoughts on what this teacher reportedly did?


Image via Stamford Police Department

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