Florida Student With Gay Porn After-School Job Allowed Back in Class

'Number one goal for students to graduate'

Teen Who Starred In Adult Films Allowed Back To School
A Florida high school senior who was supporting his family with an after-school job as a gay porn actor was allowed back into class on Wednesday, a week after he was suspended, ABC News reports.

Robert Marucci, 18, known as "Noel" on adult film website Sean Cody, was sent home from Cocoa High School on Jan. 15 after his classmates learned about his after-school job, The Huffington Post reported.

Brevard County School District spokesperson Michelle Irwin told AOL Jobs the suspension had nothing to do with Marucci's choice of after-school job. Rather, it was because he "made statements that were of a nature that prompted the administration" to investigate. She noted the school district has no authority to regulate what a student does in his private life but has a responsibility to secure the safety of the school.

"We have other students that have chosen different lifestyles and we have always provided the appropriate support and options for them," Irwin told ABC News. "It is our number one goal for students to graduate," she added.

Dozens of students staged a walkout on Friday to protest the suspension, which his mother, Melyssa Lieb told CNN affiliate WPLG had been characterized to her by the principal as an "expulsion."

"That would not be true because a principal cannot expel a student. It is a pretty in-depth process," Irwin told AOL Jobs. "I don't know if she misunderstood."

Lieb told WPLG she supports her son, and said he became a target of bullies when students found his video online. She said he was suspended because the principal, Dr. Stephanie Soliven, didn't approve of his "explicit lifestyle" career.

Marucci told WKMG that school officials removed him from classes for being a "disruption" and threatening to bring a weapon to campus, the Daily News reported. He denied the charges.

A campus monitor overheard a group of students discussing Marucci's off-campus job on Jan. 14 and Marucci was brought in to discuss it later that day with administration, she said. Marucci was suspended the next day.

"I think he's the most awesome person in the world, he stood up and he was the man of the house when I couldn't be," citing financial hardship, Marucci's mother told WPLG.

Attempts by AOL Jobs to reach the teen and his mother were unsuccessful.

In 2010, Shawn Loftis, who directed and acted in a series of gay porn films, was dismissed from a substitute teaching gig in the Miami area, The Huffington Post reported. But the Florida Education Practices Commission subsequently ruled he was eligible to apply for a permanent teaching position.

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red65malibuss

Obama does gay porn he's given the whole country the shaft.

January 30 2014 at 10:18 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
red65malibuss

These gay sicko libs are disgusting. That's how the divider in chief got the job. Caving to the qu_ers.

January 30 2014 at 10:17 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
MARTHA & PERRY

boy, did he get the shaft.

January 29 2014 at 8:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
really13really

He's getting paid to do what he does anyway, and he is getting paid better than minimal wage. Problem? A lot of sanctimoneous types here are judging, but would you have hired him before? Easy to judge when you are better off.

January 27 2014 at 11:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Martin

And this too shall pass !

January 27 2014 at 5:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ronald Smith

Whow he is Really HOT ... I'll bet the entire school staff & students and entire community have watched all is gay movies. It's ok to be Gay and he is 18 and considered a adult , Mother is proud he is making money ... Bet all the girls at that school are drooling ... All is see wrong is no CONDOM !.. Safe Sex important .

January 25 2014 at 5:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Roger

I think the parents and faculty should be paying more attention to the kids that 'found' these films online. WTH are they doing on porn sites?

January 24 2014 at 9:10 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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Martin

if they are there kids are going to watch them . Ya can't stop them because its unconstitutional , so just deal with it . There was porn even in my school days and that was back during the Punic wars ,

January 27 2014 at 5:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
landskp4u

I love the fact the article is listed under AOL jobs section with a sublink to "Careers".

January 24 2014 at 9:01 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
pwgdavidjames

What that kid does (he is legal at age 18) with himself is the business of only himself. Remember, he was born gay. But for you judgmental and hateful types on here, you weren't born that way, you chose to be hateful.

January 24 2014 at 9:00 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
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Bob

How do you know that they were not Born to be hateful?

January 24 2014 at 9:17 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
red65malibuss

You have proof that he was born gay of course. Oh, never mind you're a fudgep@cker too.

January 30 2014 at 10:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mascversatileguy

The remark predicting the young man will test positive for HIV is one of those ill conceived, knee jerk responses that if nothing else deny or show ignorance of who in the U.S. factually is at greater risk for HIV infection. But it is such an easy, climb on the bandwagon remark. The porn industry does not wish to self destruct, if for no other reason than it wishes to make money; HIV testing of actors is encouraged and in many studios enforced, even if state laws do not mandate testing. Now, the writer's son, or nephew, or neighborhood guy--whatever--is more likely to continue a sexual life without routine testing than is a porn actor. Of course, so is the sexually active daughter/niece etc.CLUE re HIV stats: SO ARE the middle aged, the mature, "mainstream" folks...... Having presented this, let's see how many people infer my opinion about the concept and the unemployed mother (about whom we KNOW nothing, such as her health etc) merely because I challenged a knee jerk response. As far as "letting him go back to classes," let's forbid that and let him continue at McDonalds, let his brain and potential waste away, then demand $15/hour. Now that remark by the writer, ironically, was.......................uneducated.

January 24 2014 at 8:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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