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Physicians hand out doctors notes at Capitol Saturday

MADISON (WQOW) -- The Madison School District has said teachers who call in sick to protest won't be paid.

So, a group of licensed Wisconsin physicians came to the Capitol Saturday, willing to write a doctor's note for anyone who asked.

Reporter asked, "Do you think you could get in trouble?" Dr. Kathy Oriel said, "Certainly, we think its worth the risk to support the people, and we feel very strongly these are officials who would really like to be in school, and in their classes, but they're put in a position where they really have no choice."

The physicians say they're acting on their own, outside of any hospitals or organizations, but they say the notes are valid. They say they're the same notes they issue at their offices.

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