Student: I was kicked out of school for making porn

Student: I was kicked out of school for making porn

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A Florida high school student is being let back into the classroom just days after he says he was suspended for making pornography.

18-year-old Robert Marucci says he was just another high school senior in the town of Cocoa, Fla. until two weeks ago. That's when he says fellow students discovered pictures and videos he made on an adult website. Once that happened, he says he was the target of bullies and eventually was kicked out of school for his work.

"I feel like I've been treated unfairly, and this is unjust," Marucci said.

Marucci's mother, Melyssa Lieb, said she knew he was working in the adult industry and says he did it to support her.

"I think he's the most awesome person in the world," Lieb said. "He stood up, and he was the man of the house when I couldn't be."

Once word spread about his explicit pictures, he says the administration got involved and suspended him, calling him a 'major disruption'. In the referral slip explaining his suspension, administrators said he threatened to bring weapons to school. That claim is something he denied.

"I didn't make any threats to anybody," Marucci said. "I believe I handled every situation very maturely."

His mother says there were different factors at play that resulted in his suspension.

"I think that it is Dr. Sullivan's morals and her personal beliefs, and I don't think that this is anybody's business except for my son's," Lieb said. "The children at this school found it, and she didn't do anything to stop it, except for suspend my son. He was expelled due to his explicit adult lifestyle career."

Students came out in support of him, staging a walkout last week to help persuade the school to let him stay. It apparently worked as the district said on Tuesday that it was wrong to kick him out and the investigation is over.

The 18-year-old will return to school Wednesday.

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