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Oxnard teacher who allegedly appeared in porn movie is fired

An Oxnard teacher who allegedly appeared in a pornographic movie has been fired, school district officials said.

Stacie Halas, 31, a science teacher at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School, had been placed on leave last month while the Oxnard Unified School District investigated the allegations.

The school board met Wednesday to discuss the case and voted unanimously to fire Halas.

"If she were to return to the school district, it would be a disruption," Superintendent Jeff Chancer told KTLA-TV. Halas has 30 days to appeal her termination. She did not respond to requests for comment.

The investigation began when students approached administrators at the school and told them they had seen a female teacher in a pornographic video. Halas allegedly participated in the movie under the name Tiffany. Administrators tried to verify the students' claims but couldn't because filters on the school's computers prevent access to pornographic websites, Chancer said.

So administrators distributed a memo to school staff, acknowledging the students' claims but only as unverified rumor. Other teachers then came forward and showed administrators the video at the center of the rumor on a cellphone, allowing them to tentatively confirm that Halas appeared in the X-rated production.

After Chancer showed the video to district attorneys Halas was placed on leave, he said. Haydock officials sent a letter home with students March 6, explaining the situation to parents.

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-- KTLA-TV

 
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