Los Angeles Public Schools Suspend Filming After Discovery of Porn Shoot

The Los Angeles Unified School District has temporarily suspended all commercial filming at its campuses in the wake of the discovery of a porno shoot at a high school in 2011.

“It is important that we ensure teaching and learning are not disrupted, and that all filming activity is appropriate for our schools,” said LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines in a statement posted on the FilmL.A. website. “As an organization responsible for educating students, it is essential that we hold ourselves and our schools to a high standard.”

The advisory also said the duration of the LAUSD filming hiatus is uncertain.

“If you were planning to film at an LAUSD school or property on or after Oct. 9, 2015, please be advised that your request will not be approved,” the statement reads. “Requests to park production vehicles on LAUSD property on or after Oct. 9, 2015 will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.”

The temporary ban was issued due to the revelation by the L.A. TV station NBC4 that producers of the 2012 film “Revenge of the Petites” paid cash in order to film at Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles on two consecutive Saturdays in 2011. The crew also filmed a car wash scene that included public nudity in the school’s front parking lot, according to the report.

The film was produced by AMKingdom.com, a division of Amateur Teen Kingdom.

A school official told NBC4 that they was misled about the movie being filmed there, and they would not have allowed the shoot had they been aware of the film’s nature. LAUSD spokeswoman Shannon Haber told the station that the production company was banned from the district.

“The district was made aware at that time that the production company failed to comply with terms of the filming agreement,” she said. “We immediately notified the production company that it was banned from ever using district facilities again. We also demanded that the company remove any and all images depicting the school or its students from the film.”

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