A California educator who was fired last April after it was discovered she'd once starred in pornographic films has been told that her past will forever "impede her from being an effective teacher."
Judge Julie Cabos-Owen informed 32-year-old Oxnard teacher Stacie Halas that despite her desire to repent for her scintillating prior gig, she should no longer be allowed to lead a classroom. Pornographic videos of Halas from 2005-2006 were discovered by students who later informed school staff of their teacher's salacious history.
"Although her 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," stated Cabos-Owen in a unanimous three-judge ruling.
It's an unfortunate conclusion to a legal battle Halas hoped would set a precedent for folks attempting to dodge an embarrassing employment record.
"We were hoping we could show you could overcome your past," said Halas's lawyer, Richard Schwab. "I think she's representative of a lot of people who may have a past that may not involve anything illegal or anything that hurts anybody."