A high school student in Tennessee claims she was suspended after saying, “bless you” to another student in class.
According to Tennessee outlet WMC-TV, Dyer County high school student Kendra Turner was reprimanded after she said, “bless you” to a student who had sneezed.
“She said [the teacher] that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class and that’s when I said we have a constitutional right,” said Turner to the outlet.
After Turner defended her actions, she said she was sent to see an administrator and given an in-school suspension. Students in the class later sent the outlet a picture of a list of words the teacher had banned from the classroom. “Bless you” was on the list, along with “dumb” and “stupid.”
The school has not responded .