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Robert Marucci, Gay Porn Star, Will Return To High School Following Suspension (VIDEO)

01/21/2014 03:11 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

A story made its rounds on the Internet this weekend after a Florida high school allegedly suspended senior Robert Marucci when the principal discovered the student had appeared in multiple gay porn movies on popular site Sean Cody.

Originally reported through Reddit, the poster claimed that Marucci had been severely bullied after his classmates discovered his after-school job, causing school administrators to allegedly suspend him for "causing a campus disturbance." This suspension would reportedly have meant that Marucci would be unable to graduate due to an automatic "failure from absences," according to the Daily Mail.

The move by the educational institution sparked outrage on social media, causing students to rally behind Marucci through Facebook groups and campus demonstrations.

Now, Click Orlando is reporting that following an investigation school administers are allowing Marucci to return to school grounds -- though they reportedly won't give an exact reason for the suspension, citing privacy laws.

“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,” school district spokeswoman Michelle Irwin told reporters. “We will continue to work with the student and his family to make sure he graduates and moves on with his education.”

Marucci's mother, Melyssa Lieb, however, told reporters that she believes her son's work in adult films is why school administrators suspended him.

"She [Dr. Sullivan] flat out told me that my son was expelled not just suspended," she reportedly stated. "He was expelled due to his explicit, adult, lifestyle career."

A number of porn stars have faced disputes within school systems whether they were active in the adult film industry or not. In 2010, Shawn Loftis -- who directed and acted in a series of gay porn films under the name Collin O'Neal -- was dismissed from a substitute teaching gig in the Miami area after a principal discovered his films on a website. The following year, however, the Florida Education Practices Commission ruled that Loftis would not only be not only be permitted to teach, but was also eligible to apply for a permanent position as an educator.

Meanwhile, Kevin Hogan, who allegedly starred in at least three X-rated gay films under the name "Hytch Cawke" before being hired at a Massachusetts charter school, was placed on administrative leave in 2011 when his previous gig was revealed.

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