ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A teacher at a charter school in Hunters Creek admitted to molesting at least two students, authorities said Thursday.
Police said Anthony Salvo
, a teacher at Renaissance Charter School in Hunters Creek , admitted to molesting female students, and that he had left his previous job as a teacher in South Florida because he asked a student out on a date.
According to documents obtained by Channel 9, the case was brought to light last week after a staff member at the school called 911 to report Salvo touching a student.
Orange County deputies have identified at least two young female students who both said Salvo kept them in a classroom against their will as he touched them and simulated sex acts.
It wasn't until after Channel 9 showed up at the school Thursday afternoon that parents got a call from administrators.
"I'm really shocked to hear that," parent Aisha Sattar said.
Colleen Reynolds, a representative
of Renaissance Charter School at Hunters Creek, released the following statement:
"Our highest priority is the safety and security of our students. While we cannot discuss any specific human resources issues, we can say that all employees must pass a rigorous background check in order to be employed.
"If any staff member breaks the law, they are terminated. Mr. Salvo has not been on campus since Feb. 27 and will not return. We must defer all additional questions to the Orange County Police Department, as this is an ongoing investigation."
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