From Orlando, Florida:
Fla. Teacher Accused Of Wizardry
Man Made Toothpick Vanish In Class
LAND ‘O LAKES, Fla. — A substitute teacher in Pasco County has lost his job after being accused of wizardry.
Teacher Jim Piculas does a magic trick where a toothpick disappears and then reappears.
Piculas recently did the 30-second trick in front of a classroom at Rushe Middle School in Land ‘O Lakes.
Piculas said he then got a call from the supervisor of teachers, saying he’d been accused of wizardry.
“I get a call the middle of the day from head of supervisor of substitute teachers. He says, ‘Jim, we have a huge issue, you can’t take any more assignments you need to come in right away,'” he said.
Piculas said he did not know of any other accusations that would have led to the action.
The teacher said he is concerned that the incident may prevent him from getting future jobs.
Apparently, the Land-O-Lakes school district is to be the newest theme park in Florida …. you get to relive life in the sixteenth century, though I do need to compliment the district on one thing:
They (allegedly) have not attempted to burn him at the stake. Proof that we have advanced as a species ….. a little.
This from the state who brought you a bill to protect teachers from being harassed for teaching intelligent design instead of or along side evolution. I know I will not be vacationing anywhere near Florida in the future.