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ST. LOUIS (AP) -  A St. Louis-area school district that placed a high school teacher on leave after learning she acted in
pornographic films in the 1990s had no idea she was fired by a Kentucky school district for the same reason, a district
spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Parkway School District officials had called the woman’s previous employer in Kentucky to check her references before she was hired four years ago, and nothing was said about her losing her teaching job there because of her work in the porn industry, the spokeswoman said.

The teacher spoke to her principal Friday, and the district accepted her request to be placed on administrative leave for the rest of the school year. She had previously told the district that she didn’t plan to return in the fall.

The 38-year-old woman was going by the name Tericka Dye when Kentucky’s McCracken County school system learned she had appeared in adult films in the mid-1990s.

She was suspended, and the district later declined to renew her teaching contract.

The case drew national attention after she appeared on television with Dr. Phil McGraw to discuss what happened.

She now goes by a different name.

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