Former teacher convicted of hiding gun at school

Former teacher convicted of hiding gun at school
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A former high school art teacher has been convicted of hiding a gun that a student brought to school in southeastern Montana.

Nora Block was convicted Friday of felony tampering with evidence and misdemeanor obstruction of a police officer.

Big Horn County prosecutors said a 17-year-old student brought the gun to Hardin High School in January to try to steal someone’s lunch money. Another student found the gun and gave it to Block. She did not turn it over to school officials and told law enforcement officers she “found” the gun while cleaning her classroom on a Saturday.

County Attorney Jay Harris says jurors couldn’t reach a verdict on a charge of possession of a weapon in a school building.

Block was released from custody pending her sentencing on Dec. 10.