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UPDATE: Florida Teen Expelled For Performing In Porn Allowed Back To School

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COCOA, Fla. – A student who turned to porn to help pay the bills had been kicked out of school.

Robert Marucci told WKMDG Local 6 that made the decision to because he considered the job just that – work that would help with his family’s financial issues.

For his effort, Marucci says he’s been bullied by students and now, he says the school is bullying him.

Local 6 says Marucci’s mother was aware of what her son was doing and that he did so to support her financially.

“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.”

Administrators cited threats Marucci allegedly made, but his mother says the expulsion was purely a reaction to his career.

Some of the school’s students staged a walkout in solidarity with Marucci last week, a move he says he was not involved with.

The the family is seeking an apology from school faculty. According to friends and family, Marucci has been a good student, and had never been in trouble before.

School district officials declined to comment, but say they will continue the investigation.

UPDATE: School officials have reversed their decision and Marucci has been allowed back to school.

Local 6 quoted school officials who say the decision to expel was wrong and that they’ve finished their investigation.

“No child would ever be suspended for a job that they have outside of the school environment,” said Michelle Irwin, a spokesperson for the district.

“In this particular case, we had an investigation, which is now complete, and the student is welcomed to come back to talk to Dr. Sullivan about his educational options,” said Irwin.

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