Case dropped against Southington man who had been charged with threatening to stab, kill his teacher

Published on Tuesday, 6 April 2021 16:09


PLAINVILLE - The case against a Southington man who had been accused of threatening to stab his vocational teacher and kill her has been dropped.

Judicial records on Tuesday indicated the charges against Ethan Stanwix, 20, are no longer being pursued.

This comes following a scheduled hearing on Monday in New Britain Superior Court.

Neither Stanwix’s lawyer nor the New Britain State’s Attorney on Tuesday could be reached for comment for information about the decision to drop the matter.

Stanwix had faced charges of second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct for comments he was accused of making. According to the arrest warrant in the case, he allegedly made a threat in front of four staff members following an argument on Jan. 6, 2020, at Northwest Village School.

The warrant said Stanwix believed the vocational assistant teacher had been “talking behind his back.” He became “volatile” in the classroom, so the teacher left the room in an attempt to calm things down, the document continued.

Other staff members later told the teacher that Stanwix, after she left the room, said he was going to stab her and, at least three times, said he would kill her, according to the warrant. He also allegedly trashed the classroom, throwing papers and breaking items, the document said.

The teacher told police at the time she felt alarmed and believes Stanwix is “capable of harming her,” the warrant said.

Northwest Village School, at 91 Northwest Drive, is a special education therapeutic day school, according to Wheeler Clinic’s website.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 6 April 2021 16:09. Updated: Tuesday, 6 April 2021 16:12.