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Stacie Halas, Teacher Who Acted In Porn Videos, Deemed Unfit To Return To Classroom

By IBTimes Staff Reporter on January 16, 2013 2:18 AM EST 0

Stacie Halas, a middle school science teacher, was fired from her position after students and colleagues found out that she had acted in various pornography videos. She appealed to various authorities about her dismissal but unfortunately for her, the Commission on Professional Competence deemed her unfit to return to the classroom.

A three-judge panel collectively decided that Halas has lost her appeal to return as a teacher as students will be more focused on the videos they discovered rather than the material she teaches.

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A 46-page decision issued by Judge Julie Cabos-Owen of the Commission on Professional Competence said, "Although (Halas') pornography career has concluded, the ongoing availability of her pornographic materials on the Internet will continue to impede her from being an effective teacher and respected colleague," reported The Washington Post via The Associated Press.

The 32-year-old worked in the adult film industry for a brief period of eight months between 2005 and 2006 to support her family financially. Tom DeLapp, spokesperson for the Oxnard School District was very pleased with the decision and informed The Los Angeles Times that Halas "repeatedly and consciously had a pattern of lies and cover-ups when asked about it by her employers."

He said, "She would say 'I didn't do it' or would create other lies to try and minimize the damage." 

Halas's lawyer, Richard Schwab said that Halas, who has been on administrative leave since last March, was just embarrassed about her past. He said on Tuesday, "Miss Halas is more than just an individual fighting for her job as a teacher. I think she's representative of a lot of people who may have a past that may not involve anything illegal or anything that hurts anybody."

According to The Associated Press, students said that their initial claims that they saw their teacher in porn videos were dismissed by school officials when they couldn't find images or videos of Halas on the Internet, however, they were using school computers which has blocked all porn sites.

The officials believed this and took the situation seriously when teachers downloaded videos of Halas on their smartphones and showed it to them.

It is not yet clear if Halas will appeal the commission's order, which if she does, will be before the Ventura County Superior Court. 

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