Ex-con loses request for Kansas teaching license

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A man who served prison time on a federal drug charge won’t get his Kansas teaching license back.

The State Board of Application denied a reinstatement request Tuesday from 40-year-old Terrance Vick of Grandview, Mo. The Kansas board found that Vick had misled potential employers about everything from his criminal past to his education credentials.

Vick was a Wichita middle school teacher when he was arrested in 1997 as a suspected middleman in drug deals. He accepted a plea agreement the next year and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Since leaving prison he has taught at a Missouri charter school but was fired for posting a recording on YouTube of his students chanting praise of Barack Obama.