18-year-old Robert Marucci, high schooler who appeared in porn, can return to school

8:56 AM, Jan 22, 2014   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +
Robert Marucci, an 18-year-old high school porn model who was told to stay home – he claims because of his after-school job – will be back to class at Cocoa High School, district officials said. (WKMG)

 

 

Cocoa, FL (Florida Today) -- An 18-year-old high school porn model who was told to stay home - he claims because of his after-school job - will be back to class at Cocoa High School, district officials said.

The district denies that Robert Marucci was previously suspended because of his role in gay pornography and said the principal, who has taken a lot of heat because of the incident, called Marucci this morning. Brevard Schools spokeswoman Michelle Irwin said Principal Stephanie Soliven and Marucci reached an agreement and he would return to school on Wednesday.

She said that discussion was according to district policy and unrelated to a flurry of furious Facebook comments and feedback the district has gotten from around the globe after the story broke last week. Irwin did not have the policy immediately available.

"It's easy to become emotional about a situation when it looks like a student is being targeted for his lifestyle choices, that is not the case here," Irwin said. "We will continue to work with the student and his family to make sure he graduates and moves on with is education."

Irwin said the student was never expelled but was told to stay home and issued a referral slip because of "credible allegations" the staff received. That was weeks ago. She would not elaborate on why he was sent home, citing the Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act. She said the school conducted an investigation and all allegations had been cleared.

Marucci, 18, told WKMG Local 6 that he was trying to pay the bills for his family. He said other students found his work and he became a target for bullies.

The school says Marucci never told anyone he was being bullied. Local 6 reports that the referral slip given to Marucci says he threatened to bring weapons to school, though Marucci denied that to the TV station.

"We would never suspend a student for his job or job-related activities," Irwin, the district spokeswoman, told FLORIDA TODAY this morning.

Cocoa police are not investigating the incident. This story will be updated.

You may also like... 

Weird Florida: A look back at some of the strangest stories of the year

Miracle Baby: Tampa toddler has 5-organ transplant

Broke Bad: Contest winner busted in synthetic drug ring

Here kitty, kitty: Lion escapes enclosure at Pasco sanctuary

Fake Cop: Man arrested 3 times for impersonating officer

Animal tragedy: Girl's miniature horse attacked by dogs

#ShortYellows: Florida quietly shortened yellow lights

Kittens shot: Officer shoots kittens in front of children

Popular photo galleries:

Faces of Meth: Devastating before and after photos of meth abusers

Trayvon Martin Shooting: Trayvon Martin crime scene photos and George Zimmerman injury photos 

Hooters Winners: Winners of the 2013 Hooters swimsuit pageant

Rejected: Funny Florida license plates rejected by the DMV ***warning graphic***

Deadly sinkhole: Home collapses, man dies in giant sinkhole

Popular Databases:

Florida Sex Offenders: Look up sex offenders in any Florida neighborhood here

Restaurant Inspections: Look up inspection reports for any Florida restaurant here

 

Most Watched Videos