A high school student was apparently suspended for saying the words “God bless you” after a classmate sneezed. According to the student, the teacher didn’t want any “godly speaking.” Oh, and in case you were wondering, yes, this happened in the United States of America.
From CBS News:
A high school student was allegedly suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed.
Kendra Turner, a senior at Dyer County High School, said bless you to her classmate who sneezed and the teacher told her that the term was for church.
“She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class and that’s when I said we have a constitutional right,” Turner told WMC.
When she defended her actions, the teacher told Turner to see an administrator. The student said that she had to finish the class period in in-school suspension.
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The article goes on to say that the teacher is defending herself by saying that the student was a distraction. But the evidence suggests otherwise.