High school student suspended for saying ‘bless you’ to a classmate who sneezed

When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said “bless you” to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church. Apparently, Turner received a brief (under one hour) in-school suspension.

The Bitemaster would be happy to learn that this is some sort of hoax, but many real media outlets are carrying the story and no one has gotten an official comment from the school or school district. Also, the high school’s website is offline and the county board of education’s domain is not resolving.

If the story is true — and it sure seems true — it is an infringement on freedom of religion.

Kendra Turner, Tennessee high school student, suspended for saying ‘bless you’ to a classmate who sneezed | WJLA.com.

Edited to add the teacher’s purported list of banned words:26320134_BG1

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