Toronto Diary
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High school principal refuses to let gay porn actor graduate

Hypothetical problem time, kids! Let's say you're a high school principal. (If you already are a high school principal, imagine you work for a different school.) You find out that one of your adult students has performed for gay porn studio Sean Cody. Do you:

A) Ignore it. Whether you agree with it or not, he's an adult making consensual decisions. He's not doing anything illegal, and it has no real bearing on his school life, so it's really none of your business. Or . . .

B) Suspend him and refuse to let him graduate.

The correct answer was A, in case that wasn't leading enough.

Anyway, this is exactly what happened for Sean Cody model Noel. According to a post on Reddit, Noel's high school found out about his work on the side and reportedly "suspended him for 10 days, which leads [sic] to an automatic FA (failure from absences)."

The only problem — aside from the fact that their answer to a student doing porn was to make sure he couldn't earn a high school diploma — is that it turns out this might super illegal. According to the top comment in the Reddit thread, posted by user SEA_tide, a "public high school is required to accept all students within its attendance boundaries and while it can suspend or expel students for disciplinary problems, it cannot punish students for lawful activities. For example, high schools cannot punish students for drinking or smoking in property not owned by the school district provided the students are abiding by federal, state, and local law as well as any lawful restrictions imposed by the property owner."

So basically, nothing that Noel did was legally or objectively wrong, and there might be a pretty good case against the school that suspended him. If they have a problem with one of their students doing gay porn? Too fucking bad. It's not their business.