UNF cuts ties with ex-teacher banned from public schools

Inquiry found he exchanged sexually-oriented messages with students

The University of North Florida has cut ties with a former English teacher at Fletcher High School whose teaching license was revoked over allegations of inappropriate communications with students.

The Education Practices Commission investigated allegations that Caleb Sarvis exchanged messages of a sexual nature with female students during the 2017/2018 school year. According to their report, Sarvis sent female students' photos of his face, then he would then rate the students' faces after they sent photos to him. He was also accused of engaging in explicit conversations over social media, describing his body parts.

The commission found he "violated principals of professional conduct," "failed to make reasonable efforts to protect students mental health and/or physical health and/or safety" and "exploited a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage."

News4Jax has asked if police were ever notified of the allegations against Sarvis, but we have not received a reply.

Sarvis, who is a published writer and co-host of a podcast, is a UNF graduate described on RateMyProfessor.com as an adjunct professor at the university. He is no longer listed on the UNF faculty directory.


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