5 teachers fired after mask refusal sue school district


November 5, 2021

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Five Oklahoma City teachers who were fired after refusing to wear masks have added wrongful termination to their pending lawsuit against the school district.

The Oklahoma City Public Schools district board voted unanimously Wednesday to terminate their employment, according to The Oklahoman. Superintendent Sean McDaniel recommended termination after the teachers "plain outright refused to wear a mask," said Jessica Sherrill, general counsel for Oklahoma City schools.

Jesse Paxton, James Taylor, Grace Trick, Nelson Trick II and Jason Widener were initially sent home on...

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