Teacher Says She Got into Porn Because She was "Desperate" for Money

Stacie Halas, who starred as "Tiffany Six" in porn films is fighting to keep her teaching job

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    Science teacher Stacie Halas faced sharp questions Friday about whether she was already in the classroom while appearing in hardcore pornographic videos. She denies she ever lied about her past as a porn star to school district officials. Gordon Tokumatsu reports from Oxnard for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2012. (Published Friday, Oct 26, 2012)

    An eighth grade teacher in Oxnard at the center of a porn video controversy said on Friday that she got into adult film acting because she was "desperate" for money, after having gone $100,000 into debt.

    The school superintendent in Oxnard wants teacher Stacie Halas fired because she allegedly lied about her past six years ago in her role as the adult film actress "Tiffany Six."

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    Stacie Halas, also known as Tiffany Six, went before an administrative panel on Monday as she tried to keep her job as a middle school teacher. The panel is expected to take several days to decide if she can return to the classroom. Gordon Tokumatsu reports from Oxnard for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Oct. 22, 2012. (Published Monday, Oct 22, 2012)

    Halas said she had mounting $60,000 in student loans and defended her actions at administrative hearings this week as she fights to keep her job as a teacher at Haydock Intermediate School.

    She denied being intentionally misleading about her role in an adult film that surfaced in April, shocking district officials.

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    The school superintendent in Oxnard wants teacher Stacie Halas fired because she allegedly lied about her past in the adult film industry. However, she testified at a hearing Thursday and explained what drove her into the industry. Gordon Tokumatsu reports from Oxnard for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2012. (Published Friday, Oct 26, 2012)

    Halas testified that she did not think any videos featuring her remained on the Internet when she was confronted by officials and removed from her teaching post.

    She testified she made close to $20,000 over nine months. Typical pay for a single shoot was $1,500, she said.

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    NBC4 Legal Analyst Royal Oakes says the idea that the school should be policing your past is something that makes people uncomfortable. That interpretation could mean that Oxnard teacher Stacie Halas, 32, who was fired for appearing in adult movies prior to teaching at Richard B Haydock Intermediate School, could fight her termination. Gordon Tokumatsu reports from Oxnard for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on April 23, 2012. (Published Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012)

    When asked whether she would consider returning to the porn industry, Halas said, "I would never hurt myself like that again."

    Halas said that since her teaching career began, she has been "pretty nerdy" and does not party.

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    Stacie Halas, 31, a science teacher at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School was fired after videos of her in a pornographic movie surfaced. (Published Monday, Apr 23, 2012)

    "All I do is work," she said. "I go home and sleep."

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