Students react after Watertown teacher arrested

Stanley Mikrut (Watertown police)

Watertown police say a teacher is being accused of inappropriately touching two high school students.

Police arrested 61-year-old Stanley Mikrut, of Southbury, on Friday and charged him with fourth-degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct.

The arrest stems from allegations that Mikrut inappropriately touched two Watertown High School students between November of 2015 and June of 2016.

Administrators said once the allegations were made, Mikrut was immediately placed on administrative leave.

He has been a teacher in Watertown for 15 years.

In a statement, Watertown Superintendent of Schools Bridget Carnemolla said “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. I would like to state emphatically that behavior such as the alleged conduct of Mr. Mikrut will not be tolerated within the Watertown Public Schools. While the district is not authorized to disclose certain information, as DCF and criminal investigations are ongoing, I will provide additional information if it becomes available, while still protecting the confidentiality of those involved.”

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

Police and the Department of Children and Families are working with the Watertown Police Department.

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