Southington teen charged with threatening teacher

Southington teen charged with threatening teacher

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PLAINVILLE —  A Southington teen was charged with threatening to stab his teacher after throwing papers and breaking items in a classroom.

Ethan Stanwix, 19, was charged with second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct following the Jan. 6 incident.

Stanwix attends Northwest Village School, a special education therapeutic day school, run by Wheeler Clinic. He accused his teacher, whose name was redacted in the arrest warrant, of talking about him behind his back and mocking him.

The teacher left the room to avoid escalating the situation, taking other students with her. According to police, other school staff members stayed with Stanwix and heard him say several times he wanted to stab and kill her.

“(The teacher) believed that Stanwix is capable of harming her,” wrote Plainville police officer Stephen Chase.

Another school staff member interviewed by police said Stanwix had “trashed” the classroom during the incident. The staff member also said Stanwix had “gotten physical” to the point that he had to be restrained.

A message left with Stanwix was not returned Thursday. He was released after posting a $1,000 bond and is due in New Britain Superior Court on March 6.
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