Image of an empty classroom. Teacher Stacie Halas of Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School was fired for her past work in the adult entertainment industry.
It was a question of “moral turpitude.”
That’s what school officials said before firing Oxnard middle school teacher Stacie Halas, 31, for once being a porn star known as “Tiffany Six.”
Halas was first removed from the classroom after the discovery was made early last month. But the decision was made final last night by the Oxnard School District board of trustees, the Ventura County Star reports.
According to the Star, trustees first met behind closed doors last night to discuss the personnel matter, then eventually school board president Veronica Robles-Solis emerged to announce they had voted unanimously to not reinstate Halas.
School officials agreed the now-former science teacher at Haydock Intermediate School committed no crime in being in the videos. Under normal circumstances, what teachers do in their free time is their own business -- and anyway, Halas’ movies were reportedly made years ago in San Diego, before she ever joined the district.
But according to reports, word of the teacher’s racy past emerged among the seventh- and eighth-graders she was teaching, causing furtive whispering, giggling and texting, probably.
“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 Star. Chancer is also the one credited with saying, back in March, “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.”
Halas has 30 days to appeal the decision.
Just how many movies Halas made back in the day was not immediately clear -- though she is mentioned in connection with something called “Big Sausage Pizza.”
A Google search of “Tiffany Six” (we did it so you don’t have to) seems to indicate that Halas had been busy, with several movie titles under her belt, as it were. (That, or there are many porn stars named Tiffany Six. We didn’t click on them all.)