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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Broward School Board has fired a high school science teacher over his refusal to wear a mask at a time when it was mandatory.

The school board voted unanimously to fire Piper High teacher John Alvarez.

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While masks are optional now, in the early part of the school year the district had a mandatory mask policy.

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The district says Alvarez refused repeatedly to wear a mask and attempts to get him to comply were unsuccessful.

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An administrative law judge will hear the matter next to decide Alvarez’s fate. Team