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Will Melissa Petro, Prostitute-Turned-Teacher, Be Able to Keep Her Job? (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Oct 1st 2010 5:35PM
New York City public school teacher Melissa Petro has caused quite a stir by blogging about her past, which included stints as a stripper and a prostitute. Some parents, and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, want the 30-year-old fired, but that will be difficult to do because Petro has tenure.

Appearing on 'America Live' (Weekdays, 1 PM ET on Fox News) criminal defense attorney Joey Jackson made a fairly compelling legal cause for why Petro won't be axed, concluding "it may be easier to get rid of the Pope."

Then Jackson's trial lawyer instincts got the best of him, and he started testifying as to Petro's character.

"I think she's reformed. . . What an example she is to come back from prostitution," he argued.

"Do you want her teaching your kids?" America First host Megyn Kelly interrupted.

"Um, that would be problem," Jackson admitted, with a smile.

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