I subbed for two years while completing M.A. Ed. Finished my masters and awaiting hiring season for contract. Have been unpacking boxes and inadvertantly brought a clip-on knife to school. Knife was never out of my pocket. One child saw the knife and complained to principal. Unaware of the seriousness of situation and unclear of district "no tolerance policy," when asked, I acknowledged I had a knife in my pocket. I was then sumarily dismissed. Now I plan to leave the state as this is the only district in which I want to live (very large district.) I desire to work for awhile as a substitute in another state. I am very concerned about how to handle application process and dealing with the fact that I have been canned. Any advice appreciated.