(ABC NEWS) A Florida high school teacher who is accused of masterminding a murder for hire plot against another teacher has a history of disciplinary problems.

In a letter dated November 2001 and obtained by ABC News affiliate WFTS-TV, James Pepe, 55, was chastised for an apparent outburst.

“Your unprofessional conduct… caused a disruption of a school function and created an uncomfortable and hostile situation…”  said a letter from the Professional Standards Director at Tampa Bay Technical High School, where Pepe worked at the time.

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