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May 06, 2008

Wizardry in the classroom

I'll avoid the obvious Harry Potter riff.

Teacher Fired for Magic Trick, County Calls It "Wizardry"

POSTED: 7:24 pm EDT May 5, 2008

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- A Florida substitute teacher says his job disappeared after doing a magic trick in front of his students.

Substitute teacher Jim Piculas made a toothpick disappear, then reappear in front of a classroom at Rushe Middle School in Land O' Lakes, Florida. The Pasco County School District says there were several other performance issues, but none compared to his "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.' I said, 'Well, Pat, can you explain this to me?' 'You've been accused of wizardry,'" Piculas explained.

Posted by joke du jour at May 6, 2008 06:59 PM

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