- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Billings school board voted to fire a tenured teacher for what the outgoing superintendent called “deplorable” behavior.

Superintendent Terry Bouck said Monday his only regret is the issue was not handled sooner.

The Billings Gazette reports Glenn Kanvick acknowledged doing some of the things that were complained about, but denied the most serious allegations made by students.

Kanvick had worked for the school district since the mid-1980s. An investigation showed he had issues with classroom management and student safety dating back to 1999. Colleagues complained about him bullying students in 2009. He was assigned as a permanent substitute but at least five teachers asked that ne not be allowed to sub in their classrooms.

Most recently, students complained about inappropriate sexual innuendo, including a comment he reportedly made to a middle school student.

Kanvick can appeal the firing.

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

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