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The school district puts a somewhat different spin on the disappearing-toothpick incident.
Performing a magic trick at Rushe Middle is just one of the reasons the school district gives for dumping Piculas from the substitute-teacher list. The others are: Piculas did not follow the lesson plans, he allowed students on computers even though another teacher said not to, and he told the fifth-period student peer that she was in charge.
The word "wizardry" does not appear in the letter.
UPDATE: Substitute teacher arrested on sex charges bonds out of jail
It has happened again! Another Bay area school teacher is behind bars, accused of having sex with a student.
This time it's 40-year-old Lisa Marinelli, a substitute teacher at Mitchell High School in New Port Richey. Investigators say she had a relationship with an underage male student.
Teacher's suicide attempt prompts morality debate
The superintendent wants her fired for trying to kill herself at school, but others show sympathy.
On May 22, just three days before summer vacation, a language teacher at Pasco High School went to an office and began taking the antianxiety medications Alprazolam and Lorazepam and other pills, trying to kill herself.
Along with staff members, three or four students witnessed the after-school incident.
Piculas did not follow the lesson plans, he allowed students on computers even though another teacher said not to, and he told the fifth-period student peer that she was in charge.
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
If it were a performance issue or anything like that it would most likely be the reason for the termination, and they wouldn't keep it secret...
Originally posted by mattifikation
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?
Originally posted by Skyfloating
The new inquisition is alive and well brainwashing people to fear anything from harry potter to innocent magic tricks.
Originally posted by Brothers
I can see the just born again Christians doing this.
Originally posted by xmotex
He should turn the principal into a toad.
That'll show 'em