In one of Kendra Turner’s Dyer County, Tennessee high school classes, there is a list of forbidden on a chalk board. One of these phrases recently got Turner in trouble: when someone sneezed she she said: “bless you.”
But Turner’s teacher was furious (above) and Turner was given an in-school suspension.
“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 a local television network.
I could imagine there are far worse things children could do to each other than generally accepted politeness following sneezes.