Pasco County, Florida substitute teacher Jim Piculas did a "magic trick" in front of his class in which he made a toothpick disappear and reappear.
Piculas forgot something crucial:
"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.
When Piculas went in, he learned his little magic trick cast a spell and went much farther than he'd hoped.
"I said, 'Well Pat, can you explain this to me?' 'You've been accused of wizardry,' [he said]. Wizardry?" he asked.
Administrators are denying it. Well, sort of.
Tampa Bay's 10 talked to the assistant superintendent with the Pasco County School District who said it wasn't just the wizardry and that Picular had other performance issues, including "not following lesson plans" and allowing students to play on unapproved computers."
"You shall not suffer a witch to live. But try to find an independent neutral reason for stoning, if you can." That's sharp. You see, even nutjobs need good legal advice.
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