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Education officials revoke license of teacher who hid gun

November 13, 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana education officials have revoked the teaching license of a former Hardin art teacher who hid a gun that a student brought to school and then lied to investigators by saying she found it while cleaning her classroom.

Nora Block was arrested in January 2018, was later fired and convicted of tampering with evidence for hiding the gun while school officials were investigating a report that a student brought a gun to school.

The Billings Gazette reports Block was not represented at the Nov. 7 Board of Public Education meeting were her license was revoked.

Office of Public Instruction attorney Julia Swingley said that while Block’s teaching license expired in June, officials wanted to revoke it so the information would show up in case Block applied for a teaching license in another state.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com