Student punished for saying “bless you” in classroom

A high school senior in Tennessee got kicked out of class for doing what may say is simply a common courtesy. Kendra Turner served an in-school suspension after saying “Bless You” in class after someone sneezed.

The phrase is one of several terms the teacher doesn’t allow. The teenager claims she was told it is banned because it is for church.

School administrators say Turner was suspended because she created a distraction by yelling across the room.

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