A public school teacher has been arrested and charged after she allegedly submitted a forged doctor’s letter to avoid the school district’s mask policy.
Gayle Hadley, 53, was arrested and charged with one count of fourth-degree uttering and one count of fourth-degree falsifying medical records, according to the Middlesex County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
On Sept. 8, Hadley, who was employed as a teacher for Woodbridge Public School District in New Jersey, submitted a forged doctor’s letter to the district, according to police.
The letter allegedly claimed a “fictitious medical exemption” from the district’s mask policy, according to prosecutors.
The school district requires masks to be worn indoors but allows for medical exemptions, according to prosecutors.
Investigators say they will continue to look into the case.