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Oregon schools fire unvaccinated teachers: 'Doesn't make any sense'

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Oregon’s COVID vaccine mandate is exacerbating the teacher shortage within the state. Parents have protested Bend-La Pine School District’s decision to fire Ensworth Elementary School teacher Kelly Lundy, La Pine Middle School teacher Zachary Webb, and Mountain View High teacher Mark Schulz for refusing to get vaccinated or fill out religious exemption forms.

Another outlet reported that nearly 40 people were holding signs and showing support for the educators during an emergency public hearing.

Boston, MA - January 26: A group of demonstrators protest outside the home of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston, MA on January 25, 2022.The group was protesting the vaccine mandate in Boston.  (Craig F.

Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) The school board voted 6-0 to fire Schulz, Webb, and Lundy. All three appeared on "Fox & Friends First" Friday to explain why they didn’t get the vaccine. "I didn't want to get the vaccine because of the safety and efficacy … And so now what that is and what the school district is a secular institution … to request me for a statement of my faith – Iwasn't going to use my faith at a convenience to keep a job," Lundy said. "It's been over a year now since we've actually been put on unpaid leave and now they decide, hey, you know what, let's go ahead and fire you guys.

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