A New Jersey school district on Tuesday rejected accusations by a Muslim teacher that she was fired because of her religion as "brazenly false" and "frivolous."

In a statement, the Hunterdon County district said Sireen Hashem was not fired from Hunterdon Central Regional High School, but simply did not have her contract renewed, for reasons "that were fully and clearly explained to her and her representation."

"Those reasons were not related to religion, national or any other improper factor," it added.

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