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Officials urge caution on teacher porn video allegations

March 7, 2012 |  3:32 pm

Oxnard
School officials in Oxnard are urging people to withhold judgment as they investigate allegations that a middle school teacher appeared in at least one pornographic video, district officials said.

The teacher was put on leave, but officials emphasized that they have not not determined whether the allegations are true.

"Since the allegation surfaced, the information has spread quickly throughout the district," the district said in a letter to parents. "We are concerned that students may attempt to view or access inappropriate sites and possibly attempt to post links to pornographic material on their Facebook site and other social media sites."

The investigation began Friday when students approached administrators at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School and told them they had seen a female teacher in a pornographic video.

Administrators tried to verify the students' claims that one of the teachers was a porn star, but couldn't find any evidence that the rumors were true, the Ventura County Star reported.

Other teachers subsequently came forward and showed administrators the video on a smartphone, allowing them to tentatively confirm that the educator -- who teaches science to seventh- and eighth-graders -- appeared in an X-rated video, Chancer said.

"Maybe it's not a crime as far as the penal code is concerned, but we feel it's a crime as far as moral turpitude is concerned," Chancer said.

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