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Florida Teacher Accused of Wizardry - Loses Job!

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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 05:21 PM
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Florida Teacher Accused of Wizardry - Loses Job!


www.tampabays10.com

The charge from the school district — Wizardry!

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 the 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 that 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.

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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 05:21 PM
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I just checked the date again and it does say the year is 2008 - not 1608. We obvioulsly don't have the full story on this yet. Can't wait to find out how a school (or anyone else) can fire someone for wizardry in this day and age.

What foolishness!

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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 05:25 PM
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The new inquisition is alive and well brainwashing people to fear anything from harry potter to innocent magic tricks.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 05:30 PM
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BURN HIM!!!!

(Yeah, it was a one line reply, but now it has become two lines.)
 

Mod note: 1 line posts are posts that contribute nothing to the discussion.
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[edit on 6/5/2008 by watch_the_rocks]



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 06:25 PM
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What rubbish. Things like this are why I don't see religion having a place in schools or in the government. And before anyone gets on my case about that comment, you can't honestly sit there and say anyone but some superstitious religious zealot would have a problem with somebody making a toothpick disappear.

Anyways, I wonder if he knows the one about pulling a lawyer out of his hat?



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 06:37 PM
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You can't keep a good wizard down. Wait till the school board wakes up to shrunken appendages congo style baby. lol
Did I get caught in a time warp? It really still is 2008 right?



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 07:22 PM
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I can see the just born again Christians doing this. I knew one and the word is knew that said the same thing about almost anything having to do with slight of hand or things of that sort. Ofcourse he was from the South and talk about being brainwashed about all things. It got to the point that I don't see them any longer. I had to take valiums just to get over it. But thats me. Hopefully the school will see better. Hopefully.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 07:33 PM
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Please,.....
I'm born-again AND I'm from teh south!
Playing with a toothpick is NOT something to get excited over.
There's more to the story.....



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 07:37 PM
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Maybe the Principal thought the guy was a real wizard. You know how impossible making a toothpick disappear is. It's like making a coin appear behind someone's ear. Anyone capable of these tricks might be able to trick a young child into selling his soul to get his nose back!!!

Sorry, got carried away there. But yeah, maybe he is The Wiz.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 07:39 PM
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Originally posted by Brothers
I can see the just born again Christians doing this. I knew one and the word is knew that said the same thing about almost anything having to do with slight of hand or things of that sort. Ofcourse he was from the South and talk about being brainwashed about all things. It got to the point that I don't see them any longer. I had to take valiums just to get over it. But thats me. Hopefully the school will see better. Hopefully.


Uh, that would be me - "born again" Christian and from the south. And I have no issues with this type thing.

Maybe try thinking outside the box and realize that not everyone fits into your preconceived mold of how people are
Thanks!


[edit on 6-5-2008 by greeneyedleo]



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 08:14 PM
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Ok, now my $.02.

Hooo, boy.
And US schools are told to produce more scientists. Hmmmmm, maybe they meant more alchemists.
And NCLB will only make things worse, as schools cut back on science and social studies to make room for more math and language.
I'ld hate to see the nurse at that school. Probably uses leeches.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 08:24 PM
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Probably uses leeches. ROFL! Turns into an owl at whim. They cleared some room in the gym for the new rack. Chains on the wall are just decoration. Or are they....



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 08:33 PM
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I think it's just baptists that make a huge deal out of something this meaningless. I have been to tons of baptist churches throughout my childhood, and if I was caught with a harry potter book it was off to go get swats. No i'm not joking. I know that "regular" christians don't care about this kind of stuff, but the baptists will rip you to shreds.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 08:37 PM
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It amazes me that they would admit to any magic being real. They must be living a tiny vacuum bubble of reality to be freaked by the disappearing toothpick trick.

They just did more to convince the children of the existance of a mystical world around them, then they did to squash it.
Now the children will be looking for real magic. I bet that in a few years they have an incredible rate of conversion to Wicca!

It is in their best interest to deny the existance of supernatural forces outside their control.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 08:46 PM
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Wow. I remember seeing teachers yell, curse and throw things. But no matter how much we complained, they stayed employed.

If I knew all I had to do was say they were a wizard, I would have had an easier schooling.

Sorry to anyone in Florida, but I don't think I'll be sending my kids there to learn.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 09:02 PM
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Good point.

I'll bet a "Magic Shop" would be as welcome as a "Porn Shop" there.

I can just see a porn store with magic tricks out of sight behind the counter. "Yes, I'll take this video and massage oil...and...uh, uh...do you have any...uh...floating card tricks?"


[edit on 6-5-2008 by desert]



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 09:06 PM
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Personaly, i am tired of teachers knowing wizardry and witchcraft

I mean... you should have met my english teacher!!!!!



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 09:16 PM
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I wonder if the local authorities will do the right thing now and burn this man at the stake? It's the goddy god godderson's godly way of doing god's things the godly way god would do it, god dang it.

I'll lick my own foot if it turns out it wasn't some whack job uneducated Christian complaining about the toothpick trick who got this famous wizard in so much trouble. Don't give me that "not all Christians are like that" speech because I never said they were. It's only the whack job uneducated ones who are spending too much time talking and not enough time learning in this country that are causing these problems.

Hopefully Hogwarts has an opening for the man. He should get in touch with J.K. Rowling.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 09:51 PM
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We jest. But a man's livelihood and reputation are at stake here. Over such foolishness. I'd make that attorney appear out of the hatter alacazam.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 10:04 PM
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"how do you know that he is a wizard?"

"he turned me into a newt!"

"turned you into a newt?!"

" i got better. burn him him anyways!"

sorry, could not help it! LOL!



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