Florida teacher sacked for performing magic trick

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A school teacher in Florida lost his job after he performed a magic trick in front of students at a Florida school and was accused of wizardry, Local 6 TV said on Wednesday.

Jim Piculas, a relief teacher, made a toothpick vanish and reappear during a lesson. The trick was recorded on a cell phone camera.

However, the father of one of the students complained that his son had been traumatized by the toothpick trick and Piculas was subsequently sacked.

The media cited Piculas as saying: "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 went on.

The teacher is now worried that he will not be able to get another teaching job.

Local education officials, however, deny that Piculas was sacked for wizardry citing a number of other complaints made against the teacher, such as not sticking to lesson plans and allowing students to use school computers.

Source: By RIA Novosti

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