Posted on | March 8, 2012 | 55 Comments
Let’s face it: If you ever hire somebody with a name like that, you can generally expect trouble to result:
Stacie Halas, a 31-year-old science teacher at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard, was removed from the classroom Monday, three days after pupils reported spotting her in a series of X-rated clips.
“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,” said Jeff Chancer, superintendent of the Oxnard school district. . . .
Halas . . . uses the stage name “Tiffany Six.”
What sort of “science” was Miss Halas teaching those kids? Did her duties include teaching the sex education classes that are now mandatory in California public schools? The question must also be asked why, if there was “moral turpitude” in Miss Halas performing as “Tiffany Six,” there was no criminal complaint against whichever Web site operator exposed her X-rated performances to her middle-school students?
Isn’t it illegal to show that stuff to kids? So why aren’t the proprietors of these sites held legally responsible for ensuring that kids don’t have access to these sites? But these are not the only serious questions raised by this disturbing news story.
How and where did these students see “Tiffany Six” in action? Did they volunteer this information to school officials? How much time elapsed between (a) when the students first figured out that their science teacher was “Tiffany Six” and (b) when students first made school officials aware of their employee’s extracurricular activities?
Am I the only one who suspects that Miss Halas’s video performance career may have been something of an “open secret” among her students for many weeks or months before somebody brought this to the attention of administration officials? How many of her students had seen these videos during whatever period of time it took for officials to become aware of this and take action?
Such questions are very important, because this isn’t the first time there has been a sex scandal at this Oxnard school:
Back in 2010, the very same Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School where Halas worked was in the news for a similar scandal, when two middle school students were caught videotaping themselves having oral sex in a classroom. . . .
According to ABC News, officials were notified that two junior-high school students, a boy and a girl, engaged in oral sex during class time. Even worse, some of the students were said to have started recording the two minors going at it on their cell phone cameras.
The kids got in trouble for producing their own amateur version of exactly what science teacher Stacie Halas allegedly did in her career as the professional performer “Tiffany Six.” Some people might think the following quote is slightly relevant:
“For more than a decade, California’s dedication to teaching comprehensive sex education has made the state a national leader . . .”
— Lauren Shaw-Stryker, Planned Parenthood
A national leader! And “dedication to teaching,” indeed!
Certainly, public schools around the country must be struggling to keep pace with the cutting-edge “comprehensive sex education” offered in California, where middle-school students watch videos of their teachers having sex and make their own sex videos in class.
Of course, this story doesn’t involve a Catholic priest or a radio talk-show host, or else the media might think it was a real scandal.
Welcome, Instapundit readers! At least one of the commenters didn’t get the humor of the first line about why it’s always trouble to hire someone with a name like “Stacie.” Would it help to explain that this is self-deprecating humor?
But if you have to explain a joke . . .