Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Rikki Anderson aka Tericka Dye: Teacher fired for porn star past

Missouri school teacher Tericka Dye may have put her porn-star days behind her, but years later it's still coming back to haunt her.

Dye is also known as Tara Meyers. Though she used the professional pseudonym Rikki Anderson during her adult industry days, students were still able to dig up tapes of her X-rated past, leading her to resign from her job as a teacher.

This isn't the first time she's struggled with her past. In 2006, the science teacher and volleyball coach was placed on suspension without contract renewal at another school. She has passed background and reference checks, but since appearing in films -- be them adult or otherwise -- is not illegal, they weren't flagged.

Today, Dye has 4 children and is clearly trying to move on with her life.

When we were in high school, the most scandalous teacher shenanigans that we were made privy to was a DUI in the history department, but we can imagine the distraction teenagers might suffer from upon seeing their teacher getting it on on tape.

Dye's early career choices may have been morally questionable, but since she hasn't broken any laws does she really not deserve a second chance? We can certainly understand a concern for students' distraction, but is that enough to keep her out of a job?

Weigh in in the comments section below. We have a feeling there are a lot of conflicting opinions out there on the subject