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Porn Star Teacher Stacie Halas Loses Appeal to Return to Classroom

| by Michael Allen

Stacie Halas, a middle school science teacher who was fired after students learned she had appeared in pornography, lost her appeal to return to her job at Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard, California.

A three-judge panel decided Halas was unfit for the classroom and was
continually deceitful about her nine-month career in porn before she went to work at the school, reports CBS News.

Judge Julie Cabos-Owen wrote in a 46-page decision issued by the Commission on Professional Competence: "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."

Halas' lawyer Richard Schwab said in a statement: "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."

Schwab said Halas did not star in pornographic movies while teaching, but only from 2005 to 2006 because of financial problems after her boyfriend abandoned her.

Halas has been on administrative leave since a porn video featuring her surfaced in March 2012.

School District Superintendent Jeff Chancer said in response to the ruling: "To engage in pornography was incompatible with her responsibilities as a role model for students and would present an insurmountable, recurring disruption to our schools should she be allowed to remain as a teacher."