Stratford teacher facing sexual assault charges

A Chapel Street School teacher is facing sexual assault charges for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a student.

Police charged Michelle Sulzicki, 28, with first-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, illegal sexual contact with a minor, and risk of injury to a minor.

Police said the department was contacted on Sept. 24 by Stratford Public Schools regarding allegations inappropriate conduct by an adult female with a juvenile victim. Police said Sulzicki was a teacher’s aide with the district. The information was later confirmed, police said.

Superintendent Janet Robinson said Sulzicki is a special education teacher at Chapel Street School. Robinson said Sulzicki had been a teacher at Chapel Street for about three years.

Robinson did not say anything about student except that he is a student at another school. She has been on paid administrative leave since the incident was discovered.

Robinson said the student made a report to a social worker about what happened. Sulzicki turned herself in to police on Wednesday morning. She was ordered held on $100,000 and was transported to Bridgeport Superior Court.

Robinson said the district will move to having Sulzicki fired from the district.

The Board of Education will have a press conference at 11:30 a.m.

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