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Former Seminole Ridge HS teacher has license revoked, told 15-year-old student 'curves are spicy'

Posted at 10:07 AM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 10:19:27-05

A former Seminole Ridge High School math teacher has been stripped of his Florida teacher's license after salacious text messages and notes surfaced that he exchanged with a 15-year-old girl three years ago.

State education documents show the teacher, Samuel W. Fiore, sent messages to the teen during the 2014-2015 school year that included telling her that "your curves are spicy" and her eyes "they are so sexy."

On Dec. 11, 2014, the state said Fiore wrote several inappropriate notes to the girl that included saying: "(sitting in a meeting daydreaming) It was such a (sic) awesome surprise when you brought me cupcakes. Just the thought of spending time to prepare and carry them to school showed me such caring and sign of affection. My heart feel (sic) so warm inside by the gift. The cupcakes were so good and sweet but your (sic) much sweeter! :)"

Some of the other notes included telling the teen that: "I let my mind wonder (sic) thinking of you. Most of my thoughts are fantasies that scare me to death. Alott (sic) are happy just thinking of ways to make you happy!"

Another note he wrote said, "I hope you know I am not a pervert."

A hearing was held in Tallahassee on Oct. 25, 2017 regarding the matter, seeking disciplinary action against Fiore.

The state found that he violated multiple conduct laws including exposing the student to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement and violated professional conduct rules.   

On Nov. 7, the state formally revoked Fiore's educator's license and permanently barred him from applying for another one.