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Teacher tries to hide cell phone during traffic stop after sending nude photos to student

By Mason White 12:17 PM July 21, 2014
Danielle Watkins 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A teacher was arrested after police officers saw that she was trying to hide her cell phone during a traffic stop.

32-year-old Danielle Watkins of Connecticut, had a lot going on for her. She was a well liked teacher, a married woman and mother of two children.

However, she had a secret life. Watkins, who taught English at Stamford High School, had an ongoing relationship with her student.

Watkins allegedly had sex with an 18-year-old boy several times over a period of eight months. They had sex in the teacher’s car during school hours, according to Stamford Police.

The teenager told police that when he wanted to end the relationship, Watkins threatened to fail him in school. Watkins also sent indecent pictures of herself.

The incident came to light during the traffic stop when officers realized that the teacher was hiding things from them.

After a search, they found marijuana and a cell phone, which contained evidence of the nude photos she sent to the student.

Watkins, who taught for nine years, was charged with two counts of sexual assault among other charges. She was also placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

She was released after posting $100,000 bail.