Donna Valentine & Roth Nordin, Stamford, Connecticut (arrested Oct 2014) [failure to report]

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    Donna Valentine

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    Donna Valentine, 62, principal, and Roth Nordin, 59, assistant principal at Stamford High School, Stamford ISD, Stamford, Connecticut, "failing to contact authorities about a sexual relationship between a student and teacher"

    Stamford Principal Charged With Failing To Report Teacher's Sexual Relationship With Student

    The principal and assistant principal of Stamford High School were charged Thursday with failing to report an inappropriate relationship between an English teacher and an 18-year-old student, police said. Donna Valentine, the 62-year-old school principal, and Roth Nordin, the 59-year-old assistant principal, were charged with failure to report. Police said an investigation revealed that the allegations of the sexual relation between the teacher and student were made known to the school's administration by several sources as early as December of last year – months before the alleged relationship came to an end.

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    Stamford High Top Brass Arrested; Failed To Report Teacher Sex Scandal

    In a stunning development in a shocking sex case involving a Stamford High School teacher and a student, the school's principal and assistant principal were arrested Thursday on charges of failing to alert authorities immediately of the allegations. Instead, Principal Donna Valentine, 62, and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin, 59, launched an internal investigation into Danielle Watkins sexual impropriety with an 18-year-old student after first learning in December of the allegations, police said. Valentine and Nordin were each charged with one misdemeanor count of failing to report an allegation.

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    Cops: Connecticut School Officials Failed to Report Student-Teacher Sex

    A high school principal and assistant principal in Stamford, Connecticut, are facing charges after failing to contact authorities about a sexual relationship between a student and teacher that first came to light last December, according to police ... Now, Stamford High School Principal Donna Valentine, 62, and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin, 59, are facing charges for allegedly failing to report the situation to authorities. According to police, "several independent sources" informed administrators of the relationship as early as December 2013. The school conducted its own investigation without contacting the Department of Children and Families.


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    Stamford High School principal charged with failing to report sex scandal

    The principal and an assistant principal of Stamford High School were charged Thursday with failing to report an alleged sexual relationship between an English teacher and a male student -- possibly allowing the affair to continue for another six months. The school district has suspended Principal Donna Valentine and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin until "all the facts are known."


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    Stamford School Officials Failed to Report Student-Teacher Sex: Cops

    A Stamford High School principal and assistant principal are facing charges after they allegedly failed to contact authorities about a sexual relationship between a student and teacher that first came to light last December, according to police. Police arrested 32-year-old English teacher Danielle Watkins in July after learning that she had been sexually involved with an 18-year-old student and supplied him with marijuana, authorities said. Now, Stamford High School Principal Donna Valentine, 62, and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin, 59, are facing charges for allegedly failing to report the situation to authorities. According to police, “several independent sources” informed administrators of ...


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    Stamford High Top Brass Arrested, Failed To Report Teacher Sex Scandal

    In a stunning development in a shocking sex case involving a Stamford High School teacher and a student, the school's principal and assistant principal were arrested Thursday on charges of failing to alert authorities immediately of the allegations. Instead, Principal Donna Valentine, 62, and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin, 59, launched an internal investigation into Danielle Watkins sexual impropriety with an 18-year-old student after first learning in December of the allegations, police said. Valentine and Nordin were each charged with one misdemeanor count of failing to report an allegation. The two have been placed on administrative leave by the school district. ...


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    Stamford High Top Brass Arrested, Failed To Report Teacher Sex Scandal

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- In a stunning development in a shocking sex case involving a Stamford High School teacher and a student, the school's principal and assistant principal were arrested Thursday on charges of failing to alert authorities immediately of the ...


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    Stamford High Top Brass Arrested, Failed To Report Teacher Sex Scandal

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- In a stunning development in a shocking sex case involving a Stamford High School teacher and a student, the school's principal and assistant principal were arrested Thursday on charges of failing to alert authorities immediately of the ...


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    School principal and assistant head charged with failing to report teacher who was having affair with pupil despite knowing about it for SIX MONTHS
    • Connecticut teacher Danielle Watkins 'had an eight-month affair with one of her students and sent him nude pictures of herself'
    • Principal Danielle Valentine, 62, 'knew about the liaison for six months'
    • Assistant head Roth Nordin, 59, also charged, both face $2,500 fine
    • The boy told a counselor about the affair - but only after the school year had ended 'because Watkins had threatened to fail him if he dumped her'

    A Connecticut high school principal and assistant principal have been charged with failing to report a sexual relationship between a teacher and a student. Stamford High School professor Danielle Watkins, 32, is facing two charges of second-degree sexual ...


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    Connecticut high school administrators failed to report student-teacher sex scandal — for six months: cops

    Two Connecticut high school administrators knew one of their teachers was having sex with her student for six months, but never told anyone about the abuse, police said. Stamford police arrested Stamford High School's principal, Donna Valentine, and its assistant principal, Roth Nordin, Thursday. The two are charged with covering up a relationship between a 32-year-old English teacher and an 18-year-old student, NBC Connecticut reported. The two have been temporarily suspected from their jobs, the school district said. Police only found out about the alleged sex abuse after the victim reported it in June.


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    Stamford High principals notified months before reporting sexual misconduct, affidavit claims

    Stamford High School principals were warned by at least five people that an inappropriate relationship was occurring between a teacher and student last school year, several months prior to reporting the concerns to police, a police affidavit claims. Police say instead of reporting the multiple warning signs to investigators, SHS administrators conducted an independent investigation without notifying the Department of Child and Families.


    ""On June 6, [SHS Principal Donna] Valentine had in her possession numerous emails from different sources that when read in their totality should have triggered a call to DCF. The call was not made,” Stamford police Sgt. Sean Scanlan said in the affidavit.

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    Stamford High Officials Plead Not Guilty To Charges In Teacher Affair Case

    And one of the lawyers, Norm Pattis, who represents [Roth] Nordin, was blunt in his comments about the case outside the courtroom. “Really? This is how the state of Connecticut chooses to use its tax resources?” he said as Nordin stood by him in the lobby of state Superior Court in Stamford. "This is an unprecedented and quite frankly ridiculous prosecution.”


    Mark Sherman, [Donna] Valentine’s lawyer, was more circumspect in his comments.

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    The educators’ lawyers entered not guilty pleas on their clients' behalf during the brief appearance in court.

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    I've only excerpted the key points. If it seems confusing or incomplete, please read the entire article at the article at the Stamford Advocate.

    Angela Carella: Watkins arrest report raises questions


    It's significant because the July 17 arrest of the teacher, Danielle Watkins of Norwalk, did not end there. On Oct. 2 Stamford police also arrested Stamford High Principal Donna Valentine and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin. Police allege that Valentine and Nordin had knowledge of a possible inappropriate relationship in January but, even though state law mandates that officials report suspicion of child abuse within 12 hours, they did not do so until June 23, after the school year ended.

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    The student's statement in the affidavit that Watkins had just told him she had been suspended jibes with what Superintendent Winifred Hamilton told The Advocate in July, after Watkins was arrested. Hamilton said Watkins was suspended near the end of the school year. It's unknown why school officials did not report the Watkins case to police and DCF when they suspended her.

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    But in the affidavit the group home counselor told police that, after the youth told him about Watkins, he reported it to his supervisor and personally called Hamilton. The counselor told police that Hamilton responded, "Oh, Jesus Christ, are you serious?" The counselor said in the statement that Hamilton told him to report it and that she would report it. Another group home supervisor told police that on June 23 he instructed a staff member to call DCF and that he reported it to the group home director.

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    If the sworn statements in the affidavit are true, school officials reported the Watkins case when the group home was about to report it. Police allege that school officials had reason to call them or DCF much earlier.

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    Stamford High Principal, Assistant Apply For Special Court Program

    In a court appearance Tuesday, the lawyers for Stamford High School Principal Donna Valentine and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin said the administrators plan to apply to Connecticut's Accelerated Rehabilitation program, The Hour said. They are due back in court Nov. 17 when a judge will determine whether they are eligible for the program, The Hour said. If Valentine, 62, and Nordin, 55, complete the program, they could avoid prison time and the charges would be dismissed.


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