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California Teacher Put on Leave for Allegedly Moonlighting as Porn Star

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(OXNARD, Calif.) -- A California science teacher who allegedly moonlighted as a porn star has been put on leave after fellow teachers used their smartphones to find the woman’s film credits.

The identity of the seventh- and eighth-grade teacher was not released by the Oxnard School District, which is meeting Wednesday night to discuss the matter.

In the meantime, the school district sent a letter to parents. The letter, obtained by ABC News, advises parents that no students are involved in the scandal, but asks them to strictly monitor students so they do not access these sites that the letter says “contain extremely graphic and inappropriate pornographic material.”

The letter particularly asks parents to make sure their children do not share links or content on Facebook or other social networking sites.

Rumors of the teacher’s acting sideline started as gossip among students last Friday, but once these rumors reached administrators, they decided to take action.

“Some students at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School started a rumor that one of the teachers at the school was involved in pornography,” Oxnard School District Superintendent Jeff Chancer told ABC News.

Administrators were unable to find the alleged movies because software within school computers prohibited access to inappropriate sites. After they could not verify the claims, administrators sent a memo assuring the school community this was all just a rumor.

However, teachers at the school searched sites on their smartphones, which could bypass the school’s protective firewall, and found X-rated material supposedly featuring their colleague.

“Administrators looked at the videos and they felt that it may be one of their teachers. So they contacted the district and we investigated it,” Chancer told ABC News.

“We contacted the teacher over the weekend, met with her on Monday morning, and at 8 a.m. we placed her on administrative leave,” he said.

The Oxnard School District will meet Wednesday night at a regularly scheduled board meeting and will discuss the future investigation and further action that will be taken.

“We will be talking about this situation in a closed session,” Chancer told ABC News.

“We are investigating the allegation now. We are working with legal counselors to determine which way we will go with it.”

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