Robert Marucci, Florida Teen Pornstar, Kicked Out Of Cocoa High School For Job In Porn Industry

 @nadinedeninnon.deninno@ibtimes.com on January 21 2014 3:15 PM

Robert Marucci, an 18-year-old student, was kicked out of his high school in Central Florida last week when his porn videos were revealed. After a media firestorm, with many fellow students supporting the high school senior, officials ruled on Tuesday that Marucci can return to school.

According to WKMG Orlando, the high school senior was suspended by Cocoa High School after students began to circulate — and subsequently bully him about — a gay porn video that starred him. Administrators wrote that Marucci's secret career was causing a “major disruption.”

"I feel like I have been treated unfairly and this is unjust," Marucci said. "This was completely legal. I didn't break any laws, and this took place out of the school."

His mother, Melyssa Lieb, said she was aware her son was working in the porn industry to help the family pay bills.

"I think he's the most awesome person in the world," she said. "He stood up and he was the man of the house when I couldn't be."

Marucci said students found his videos on SeanCody.com and started sending them back and forth on their phones at school. He said he immediately became a victim of bullying amongst the students and was expelled once the administration found out about his work.

WKMG reported that school officials wrote that Marucci threatened to bring weapons to school, but the student denies those claims.

Lieb said the principal told her that her son “was expelled due to his explicit lifestyle career."

"I think that it is Dr. [Stephanie] Soliven's morals and her personal beliefs and I don't think that this is anybody's business except for my son's," Lieb said, referring to the principal. "The children at the school found it [the porn] and she didn't do anything to stop it."

Many students sided with Marucci, staging a walkout on Friday to call on the school to let him stay, whether he works in porn or not. In addition, students have taken to Cocoa High's Facebook page to stand up for Marucci as well as a group page, “Support Robert Marucci.”

On Tuesday, though, the Brevard County school board told The Daily News that Marucci would be allowed to return to school on Wednesday.

“Any disciplinary procedure follows our student code of conduct,” spokeswoman Michelle Irwin told the Daily News. “We'd never discipline a student for his or her job or job-related activities.” She did not go into further detail about his case, citing privacy laws.

“He said he was eager to get back to school,” Irwin said. He will be back in school tomorrow.”

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