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Liberty Ridge gives "Deal Or No Deal" teacher a special send-off

A nail-biting game of Deal Or No Deal took place at Liberty Ridge Elementary School Friday afternoon.

All students gathered in the gym to watch fourth grade teacher Pat Hook face "Howie Mandel" (the school nurse), "the Banker" and 25 briefcase-carrying fourth graders.

It was the school's special send-off for Hook, who flies to the Philippines Sunday to appear on the real Deal Or No Deal TV show for NBC.

He's taking part in a special twist on the regular show, which will see several episodes filmed in a variety of locations around the world.

Hook, whose wife Brandi, two step-sons and baby daughter were all supporting him at the school show, made a deal for $300,000. He's hoping he can replicate his success for real next week.

The show is due to be aired in May.