the following link is from the news story: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/... Stacie Halas, the middle school teacher who also appeared in numerous porn videos, vowed today to fight her dismissal, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Oxnard, Calif., trustees fired the 31-year-old science teacher, known as Tiffany Six in her adult films, on Wednesday.
"We disagree with the decision by the board to dismiss or seek the dismissal of Miss Halas," lawyer Richard Schwab said, according to the LA Times. "It is our intention at this time to vigorously contest the charges."
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Students at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School started to whisper and spread rumors about their teacher last month, The Associated Press reported.
The school district placed her on administrative leave as it investigated; on Wednesday, trustees voted unanimously to dismiss her.
"We're dealing with the disruption that we believe it would cause our district, and the schools in our district, if she were to return back to the classroom," Superintendent Jeff Chancer told the AP.
She appeared in the videos before becoming a teacher in 2009, the AP said.
Part of Schwab's defense is that the porn industry is "very vibrant" in California, and Halas engaged in "lawful conduct," The Daily Mail reported.
That didn't sway the school board.
"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 told The Daily Mail.