No matter how many times I blink, rub my eyes, or try to wash them out with Visine, it's not going away.
[A]nother Pasco County substitute teacher's job is on the line, but this time it's because of a magic trick.I guess I'll have to stop removing my thumb to entertain kids, lest I be branded a minion of the Dark One or something.
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.