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High School Teacher Accused of Touching Students



    Watertown Police

    A Watertown High School teacher has been arrested, accused of inappropriately touching two high school students, police said.

    Sixty-one-year-old Stanley Mikrut, of Southbury, was arrested on Friday and charged with two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of disorderly conduct.

    Police said the touching happened between November 2015 and June 2016 and occurred during school.

    Investigators said the teens, who are under the age of 18, reported it to the school at the end of last week and the district immediately reported it to police and the state Department of Children and Families.

    Watertown Public Schools said in a statement that Mikrut was put on administrative leave immediately.

    “Clearly, these allegations against Mr. Mikrut of inappropriate conduct toward some high school students are deeply troubling, as student safety and student well-being are always the top priorities of our school district,” Supt. Bridget Carnemolla said in a statement.

    The school said they are cooperating with the Department of Children and Families and Watertown law enforcement.

    Mikrut has been a teacher in Watertown for 15 years.

    The teacher was released on a $25,000 bond and is expected to appear in court on Oct. 18.

    The investigation is ongoing.