Authorities in New Jersey have charged a teacher for allegedly forging a doctor's note that claimed she had a medical exemption to prevent her from adhering to the district's mask policy.
Prosecutors in Middlesex County say 55-year-old Gayle Hadley was arrested on Sept. 23 for forging medical records to the Woodbridge Public School District.
The Toms River woman allegedly submitted the fake letter back on Sept. 8 "in which she claimed a fictitious medical exemption."
Hadley now faces charges of uttering and falsifying medical records, according to prosecutors. It wasn't immediately clear if she had hired an attorney.
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Following Gov. Phil Murphy's statewide order, the school district requires mask wearing indoors but allows for medical exemptions.