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High School Student Claims She Was Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Classmate Sneezed

High School Student Claims She Was Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Classmate Sneezed

August 20, 2014 11:53 AM

DYER COUNTY, Tenn. (CBS Charlotte) – A high school student was allegedly suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed.

Kendra Turner, a senior at Dyer County High School, said bless you to her classmate who sneezed and the teacher told her that the term was for church.

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The PC response is gesundheit

it has the same meaning.

Then you say to the teacher: "gofuchsyourself"

This world is wacked out.

When suspended in the bible belt

If kids can get suspended in Tennessee for saying bless you to someone who sneezed. I believe the whole country has gone Apey. Parents that home school kids Rock.

Money talks and dogs bark

I hope she didn't say goodbye

when she left.


I'll take my Liberty, it's not yours to give.


It wasn't so easy to get suspended in my day. Heck, if it was that easy I would have been saying bless you all day long! Didn't that originate in the middle ages? A sneeze meant you had cast out an evil spirit.



more madness

Boy arrested at school for writing about shooting a dinosaur!
(picked up at LRC)

I have

Been waiting for the day. I am pretty much the only individual of all my friends and people I encounter who says it anymore.

It is not about church, it used to be respectful. What a sad world.

You are missing the point

Govt schools take your money without your consent and tell you you cannot attend the school you are paying for because they don't like what you think or say!!!

Wake up you pitiful slaves.

It is not about church or respect it is about control and subjugation.

If you support funding local schools YOU are part of the problem.


No war is being won by someone sneezing and you being SILENT after. The church is not the Government. I suppose I (having the freedom to) still say it because that is how I was brought up, dearest apologies for that.

I also say excuse me after I cough, some choose not to. They have their right to say nothing, but I have EVERY RIGHT to think those people are dick for not.

If this was said by the teacher, that would be a different story. I DO have a problem with an individual in a public school having his/her 1st amendment rights violated, being suspended for saying "bless you" to another individual. That has nothing to do with supporting the funding of local schools. Where was that even stated?

I said it

to some one at a grocery store and she looked shocked and looked at me like I was some type of alien from another planet. People changed...