Mount-St-Ursula-Sex-ScandalA saucy senior at a prestigious Catholic girls' high school in the Bronx has rocked the 152-year-old academy by turning her talents toward something more modern: online gangsta porn.
The appearance of the 17-year-old in a hard-core porn video that was uploaded Oct. 10 to an X-rated site shocked students and parents at the 400-pupil Academy of Mount St. Ursula, many of whom learned what had happened in a letter from school officials Tuesday.
The amateur short - which first shows the girl in her school uniform, and later being led submissively by her hair across an apartment before having sex with a young man - refers viewers to another site dominated by images of gun-toting thugs, marijuana blunts and sex.
Students leaving the school yesterday said they hadn't seen the novice actress since word first surfaced of the salacious flick - which has become the hot topic among students at Catholic schools around the borough.
"Every all-boy school knows about it, every girls' school knows about it," said a St. Ursula 10th-grader, who said she was "shocked" when she learned the girl's identity.
"I thought that - 'cause she was a cool person to me, particularly - I would have thought it was somebody else," the student said.
Rashard Murdock, 16, a student at the all-boys Mount St. Michael's Academy, confirmed that the video was making the rounds at other schools.
"Everybody was talking about it at school today," he said. "A lot of people have seen the video."
Parents were stunned that a student at St. Ursula would perform in a porn video.
"This is a Catholic school, and this stuff is going on," said one mom. "It's horrible."
Archdiocese spokeswoman Jackie LoFaro and school president Jane Dowling said they could not discuss details about the incident because it is under investigation by federal officials.
"We do know about it, we're aware of it, this is a serious situation," said Lofaro, who added that she did not believe the girl had been disciplined.
"I think the school is working very seriously with the family on this matter," she said.
Students attended an assembly Tuesday to discuss the issue, but some worried that the damage had already been done.
"I love this school. I don't want to see anything bad happen to it," said one girl who requested anonymity.