Ex-porn star loses appeal to teach….is this Justice in America?

16 Jan

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SFGate – OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A middle school teacher who was fired after students learned she had appeared in pornography has lost her appeal to return to the classroom, her lawyer said Tuesday.

A three-judge panel unanimously decided Stacie Halas, 32, was unfit for the classroom. Halas was fired in April from her job as a science teacher at Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard after online videos of her in porn were discovered by students and teachers. “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,” Judge Julie Cabos-Owen wrote in a 46-page decision issued Friday by the Commission on Professional CompetenceHalas was continually deceitful about her nine-month career in porn before she went to work at the school, the decision said. Her lawyer Richard Schwab said Halas had tried to be honest but was embarrassed by her previous experience in the adult industry. “Miss Halas is more than just an individual fighting for her job as a teacher,” he said Tuesday. “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.”

Halas has been on administrative leave since the video surfaced in March. Student claims that the teacher was moonlighting as a porn star were initially dismissed after school officials said they couldn’t find any images of her on the Internet — but they were using the school’s computers, which don’t allow access to porn. Teachers then showed administrators downloads of Halas’ sex videos from their smartphones. In hearings, former assistant principal Wayne Saddler testified that at the start of a sex video, Halas talked about being a teacher and he felt her effectiveness in the classroom had been compromised. After rumors of her performance surfaced, profanity was etched on Halas’ classroom window, a teacher testified. Schwab has said Halas did not star in pornographic movies while teaching in any district. He said she took parts only during an eight-month period from 2005 to 2006 because of financial problems after her boyfriend abandoned 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 and would present an insurmountable, recurring disruption to our schools should she be allowed to remain as a teacher,” Chancer said in a statement.

This is a complete outrage. Granted, she probably should not have said on camera that she was an actual teacher but even still, sounds as though she had stopped doing it. The superintendent says that he felt her integrity as a teacher had been compromised because she was in porn for a bit? Kind of a harsh statement. They probably have at least one alcoholic janitor, or creepy dude teaching PE part time. I feel a helluva lot better sending my kid to a teacher that dabbled in porn than one I see at the local bar every night of the week getting shithoused. But hey, that’s just me. And as far as a role model? Shit, I mean what better person to teach “don’t do what I did” than a porn star? I’m saying star loosely too because Ms. Halas isn’t the brightest or newest crayon in the box and she certainly is no Lisa Anne.

Best part about this is their initial investigation didn’t show anything because of safety locks on the school internet restrictions. Of course nothing good is going to show up on a school’s search engine. Grow up Count Chocula. You gotta do what we used to do in middle school and just type in girls names and then .com. Always works, trust me, but that was way before the time of free internet porn. Anyways where was I?

Oh right, their investigation. I love how it wasn’t until someone whipped out their smart phone and showed the videos to the assistant principal did she get discovered, so you know that at least one male teacher had already thought this chick was familiar looking. He’s a real prick if that’s the guy that also turned her in. Way to stick to the g-code. Anyways, where are we as a society if we can’t let some middle aged chick film a quick porno cuz she’s down on her luck and still teach her kids? What happened to a second chance? What type of school is this?! This is out of order!

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