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Porn Star Teacher Stacie Halas Loses Appeal

Stacie Halas

Stacie Halas, a porn star turned California middle school teacher, has lost an appeal to return to the classroom. She was fired in April after X-rated videos she participated in were discovered by students and staff.

A unanimous decision by a panel comprised of three judges concluded that Halas is unfit to return to her teaching position. The panel’s finding was reportedly based around the former teacher’s continual dishonesty to employers regarding her pornographic background.

The Associated Press reports that the accessibility of the porn videos across the internet also played a role in the panel’s ruling. In an excerpt from the near 50 page decision by the Commission on Professional Competence, Judge Julie Cabos-Owen wrote the following:

“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. While [Halas] failed to establish that she can be trusted as a role model for children or an example of redemption, the circumstances of this case most certainly demonstrate that one’s decisions and conduct, particularly continual deceit, must bring with them certain consequences.”

The 32-year-old former porn star was dismissed in April 2012 from her science teaching position at Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard, California. The firing occurred after graphic videos made during a nine month long career in pornography were found on the internet by Halas’ students and coworkers.

The Ventura County Star writes that Halas has the right to appeal the ruling to Ventura County Superior Court. Richard Schwab, legal representation for Stacie Halas, has not confirmed if that is the path his client intends to take. On Tuesday he remarked on the panel’s decision:

“We are very disappointed, obviously. With all due respect to the commission’s decision, we do believe Ms. Halas was being honest and forthright but was extremely embarrassed and humiliated by her previous experience in the adult industry. I believe this matter sadly indicates that when people have a past which is not criminal or hurts other individuals, they may not be able to be remediated or redemptive because of their past experience.”

Do you think Stacie Halas, or any teacher with a porn star past, should be allowed to continue teaching?

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28 Responses to “Porn Star Teacher Stacie Halas Loses Appeal”

  1. Frank Fearnley

    Why the students at Dick Haydock Intermediate school regularly visit porn sites with their teachers (her coworkers) is beyond me. Perhaps this is a case of thou dost protest too much? Too bad they were more intent on showing their malcontented perversion, and vindictiveness rather then respect for her as a teacher; wanting to do right by her kids today.It's ok, she'll be fine..students and school lose out on a dedicated teacher…however the judges and those responsible for her loss will face their own judge one day and will be held to the exact same perfection standard they themselves used. God is in the recycling business…but saved His best anger for hypocrites. Judge Julie Cabos-Owen;…God remembers all those little sins as well..and will use your OWN words to condemn you.

  2. Dewayne Stringer

    How did the students and coworkers know to look online for her or were they just "browsing?"

  3. Michael Zeune

    stacie halas? I thought I knew the name of every porn star since the 60's, but I have not heard of her. I know that jenna jameson and crystal(last name eludes me at this time) are married, but this name does not ring a bell.

  4. Vasu Murti

    Oscar Wilde once quipped, "I admire men with a future and women with a past…" In this case, the key word is "past." Stacie Halas got out of the adult film industry to pursue an honorable profession as a science teacher. She should not be hounded nor harassed for her previous position, which is all in the past.

  5. Suzanne Bela

    the article report this: "continual deceit, must bring with them certain consequences.” someone else mentioned she was deceitful under oath as well. What consequences did Bill Clinton suffer for "deceit. It has also been said that stacey is not a good role model etc etc…Bill Clinton after what he did was? From another article With those words, President Clinton didn't just dig himself a hole, he stole a backhoe, dug a really deep hole, drove the backhoe into the hole, wired the backhoe with explosives and blew it up. Strenuously denying his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky at a January press conference, Clinton was later impeached by the House of Representatives for lying about the matter under oath.
    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1859513_1859526_1859515,00.html #ixzz2ICL9z0ex.

    Clinton should have done at least community service, lost his job like Ms. Stacey and if he was decent, he would pass the lawyers that defended him on to her and pay for the attorney fees. It is called paying it forward Mr. Clinton. I think it is a bigger problem when our President commits these acts of deceit under oath.

    This was the young woman's past for peet's sake, not her present. News writers report that the fact that her videos are still online and available to see make the situation worse for the teacher. Well, Monica L's book will forever be availabe…as will Bill Clinton's book.

    IMO this is unfair…the president walks off scott free and the poor woman loses everything. I bet half the fathers of these school children (also) checked out Staceys video work…so who is the sick one?

  6. Anonymous

    What kid is going to take her seriously as a teacher, knowing she did porn?

  7. Anonymous

    St Mary Magdalene had a past too.She turned out to be a wonderful person. I think whoever looked Stacie up and exposed her are more immoral than anything Stacie ever did.She did nothing illegal. She molested no one. She already showed shame and remorse for her (legal) actions.She did not commit perjury.
    All I really want to know is if she was a good science teacher. If she was, it was the school district's loss. For a liberal state, you still have puritans on the school boards, California!

  8. Andy McGuire

    I say let her teach. I can't imagine how heartbreaking it must be to have someone tell you you can't realize a dream because of something NOT illegal in your past. If she is truly done with porn and wants nothing more to be a teacher, let her. This is AMERICA, you're supposed to be able to do what you want.

  9. Lauren Marler

    she should be embarrased? what about the ones who "discovered her?" Sorry she has a past, but…um… did they discover her on nick jr? I DOn't think so lol someones obviously looking at porn too.

  10. Gregory Demetrius Caldwell

    So if she came forth about having a past in adult entertainment, they wouldve hopped on the bandwagon to hire her! HELL NO! She has worked hard to become what she is and they are basically punishing her because of something she did in her past. She didn't break any laws, has a degree and who says she isn't honest or a good role model for children. The fact that she rose above her embarrassing porn career and had moved on to better things should be a good example to everyone.

  11. William Wiles

    The APOSTLE PETER Tried to KILL Malchus, A Servant of Caiaphas, the Jewish High Priest ! AND According to ROMAN CATHLOIC TRADITION, HE/PETER, went on to BECOME A Bishop of ROME And 1st POPE< & The Apostle Paul, was an INQUISITOR for the SANHEDRIN, The JEWISH RELIGIOUS SUPREME COURT, and was Consenting to the DEATH of The 1st Christian Martyr, The Deacon STEPHEN ! And The Apostle PAUL went on to WRITE 2/3 of the CHRISTIAN NEW TESTAMENT in the CHRISTIAN BIBLE ! If ANYONE had a PAST, It was The Apostle Paul ! ENOUGH SAID !

  12. Jose Cenal Paran

    so what's wrong with that! she study hard and wanted to have a nice living! why is that the drug addict, alcoholic you'll send them to rehabilitation center to correct their wrongdoings! If you'll read the Bible, even our Lord Jesus Christ gave blessings to Mary Magdalene! you bunch of hypocrites!

  13. Brooke Cook

    I say let her teach….. who hasn't done something in there past that they r not happy about.

  14. Anonymous

    The key word here is FORMER. Her being a porn star at one time does not effect her teaching. It's not like she's making movies with the kids? Why should she have to mention it anyway, it has nothing to do with who she is today. Why don't they check into other teachers or the principle or the rest of the school board for that matter, I'm sure if they did they would find something from their past they don't want brought up either. They just might find out who is doing whom right there at their own school if they did! I say leave her alone!

  15. Kevin Brown

    Minors should not even be on those sites!!! BAD PARENTING!!! She got her degree let her teach you hipocrites!!! She is a better example nthan the jerks that are judging her. Lets look into their pasts and bring to light what they have done!