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Hillsborough teacher under investigation after admitting affair with fmr. police chief

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Melissa Hardwick Melissa Hardwick
Fmr. Plant City Police Chief Steven Singletary Fmr. Plant City Police Chief Steven Singletary
PLANT CITY, FL (WFLA) -

The Hillsborough County School District is now investigating a teacher involved in an affair with the former police chief in Plant City.

Melissa Hardwick admitted during the investigation of Steven Singletary that she'd been having an affair with him for the past three years.

Singletary was fired on January 28th by Plant City. The City Manager says Singletary was fired for violating code of conduct policies.

Singletary lied about taking sick days from work to be with Hardwick in a hotel in Lakeland. During the investigation, Hardwick admitted that she also took time off from her job as a teacher to meet with Singletary at a hotel in Lakeland.

Hardwick says their affair was discovered when her husband found her with Singletary in Orlando.

Singletary was in Orlando for a police chief's conference, and he brought Hardwick to his hotel room.

The hotel room was paid for by Plant City taxpayers, which is also a violation of city policy.

The Hillsborough County School district says they are not sure how long the investigation will take. It is also unclear what the consequences


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