‘Porn teacher’ fails grade

LOS ANGELES — A California middle school teacher fired for appearing in pornographic scenes under the alias “Tiffany” has lost an appeal to get back into the classroom after a panel found she acted immorally.

The Oxnard school board in April voted unanimously to fire Stacie Halas, 32, over allegations that she was unfit to continue in her job as a teacher at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School because of her role as a porn actress.

Halas appealed the dismissal, and under state law has been entitled to receive full pay since she was placed on administrative leave in March 2012, said district spokesman Tom DeLapp.

On Friday, a three-person panel of the state Commission on Professional Competence upheld her termination.

The movies Halas starred in include Boobaholics Anonymous 2, Unnatural Sex and Who’s That Girl, the commission said. She admitted to appearing in about a dozen porn scenes, according to the commission.

Halas, who since early in her educational career was dogged by rumours of her porn career, maintained during her appeal that her work in the industry predated her employment as a full-time, paid teacher.

“Of course we’re very disappointed with the decision, and with all due respect to the commission I believe that they have confused Halas’ embarrassment and nervousness concerning her participation in the adult film industry years ago with what they believe is her credibility,” said Halas’ attorney, Richard Schwab. “She obviously is not a sophisticated woman. She is a very good, hardworking, dedicated teacher.” (Reuters)

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