Saturday, May 10, 2008

Teacher fired for "Wizardry"???

Ok, I usually surf web and come across weird news stories but this one has got to be the weirdest so far.

Teacher from Pasco county Florida was fired for "Wizardry" this week. A quote from the article goes on to say:

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.

You can find the full article here at WFTV News Website.

Very Odd.

Edit: Here is a video on the subject from The Young Turks a video show on youtube, giving information about the above news story.


Mickey of Kalyespeak said...

What the hell is the world coming to.. fired for wizardry? That's a lawsuit right there.

Tom said...

Obviously he isn't a very good wizard. He was fired for incompetence, obviously. How can you possibly expect him to teach wizardry effectively if he can't even make a bureaucrat disappear?

Eric said...

Yea, this has become quite a wild story, I added a video I found from youtube from a show called the young turks that have a youtube video show it seems that discuss the incident itself.

I tell ya, it almost sounds like a salem witch trial in modern times.