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May 6, 2008

Teacher Performs Magic Trick, Gets Fired For "Wizardry"

-- by Dave Johnson

Here we go... A Florida teacher performed a "disappearing toothpick trick" and a parent complained. The teacher was fired for "wizardry."

Substitute Teacher Says Wizardry Accusation Cost Him Job

She told Piculas there had been a complaint about his performance at Rushe Middle School in Land O' Lakes.

He asked what she meant.

"She said, 'You've been accused of wizardry,' " Piculas said.

He said the statement seemed bizarre to him, like something out of Harry Potter.

Piculas said he replied, "I have no idea what you're talking about."

He said he also told Sinclair, "It's not black magic. It's a toothpick."

Better not have a license plate with '666' on it in Florida!

Posted by Dave Johnson at May 6, 2008 10:06 PM

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He is claiming that's why he was fired. In reality, there was a whole list of other complaints about his performance, and doing magic tricks at an inappropriate time was listed towards the end.

Posted by: David D at May 8, 2008 8:22 AM

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