Thursday, January 17, 2013

California Porn Star Turned Teacher Stacie Halas Loses Appeal to Get Her Job Back




Oxnard, California

You may remember the middle school teacher named Stacie Halas, who surfaced back in April of last year, after her students discovered her after-hours porn videos on the Internet.

Halas was fired from her teaching job, teaching eighth-grade science, once school officials confirmed her porn star past. However, Halas appealed the firing, trying to get her job back and to set a precedent for people looking to escape an embarrassing personal history.

This week, a three-judge commission put a decisive stop to both, saying firmly and unanimously that Stacie Halas should not be in the classroom.

Judge Julie Cabos-Owen said such a past matters in an age when technology makes porn easy to access and hard to bury.

"Although her 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," Cabos-Owen said in the 46-page decision issued Friday by the Commission on Professional Competence.

Halas, 32, was continually deceitful about her nine-month career in porn before she went to work at the school, the judges said.

Halas taught at Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard. Halas says her porn career only lasted for about eight months in 2005 and 2006, brought on by financial problems caused by her boyfriend abandoning her.

District superintendent Jeff Chancer applauded the commission's ruling.

Halas' decision to "engage in pornography was incompatible with her responsibilities as a role model for students," Chancer said in a statement.

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