It's Always Florida, Part 3,755

Magic trick costs teacher job
Substitute teacher Jim Piculas does a 30-second magic trick where a toothpick disappears then reappears.

But after performing it in front of a classroom at Rushe Middle School in Land 'O Lakes, Piculas said his job did a disappearing act of its own.

"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.

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."

Piculas said he knew nothing about the accusations.

"That... I think was embellished after the fact to try to cover what initially what they were saying to me," he said.
I'm left wondering which fundie brat made this accusation. No sane person would make an accusation like that. And notice, of course, that they suddenly cover up their BURN THE WITCH cry with "Oh, we have a real reason, it's just that there's no proof of that". Nice ass covering.

Gee, I thought the Dark Ages ended centuries ago. Then again, this is from Flori-DUH, where those who were around for the Dark Ages go to die. I guess it shouldn't be that surprising.