When a classmate sneezed, Kendra Turner simply said “bless you.”
Those two words landed her an in-school suspension. Turner says her teacher told her that was “language for church.”
“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 explained.
WMC-TV reports the Dyersburg, Tennessee, school supports the teacher and says there is more to the story.
"This was not a religious issue at all, but more of an issue the teacher felt was a distraction in her class," assistant principal Lynn Garner told the Dyersburg State Gazette. Garner says the teacher claims Turner raised her voice when she responded, causing the problem.