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Teacher who allegedly appeared in porn film wants job back

April 21, 2012 |  7:43 am

An Oxnard teacher fired for allegedly appearing in a pornographic movie is fighting to ger her job back.

Stacie Halas, 31, a science teacher at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School, was 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.

"We disagree with the decision by the board to dismiss or seek the dismissal of Miss Halas. It is our intention at this time to vigorously contest the charges," her attorney, Richard Schwab, told the Ventura County Star.

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 was cast 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.

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 that started the rumor on an Internet-connected cellphone.

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-- KTLA-TV and a Times staff writer

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