Student suspended for saying “bless you”

(WTNH)– A young girl in Tennessee says she was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed.

When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you, she says her teacher told her that was for church.

Turner feels her teacher was taking issue for her religion. When she stood up for herself, Turner says she was told to go to the administrator’s office and later placed in in-school suspension for the rest of that class period.

Her pastor tells a reporter that students had just talked about how to stand up for their faith last week

Turner’s parents say the school leaders claim the outburst was a classroom distraction, that Turner shouted bless you across the room.

The superintendent of the school hasn’t returned phone calls for a comment.

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