Tennessee student suspended for saying "Bless You" in class
Dyer County, TN (CNN) - A young girl in Tennessee says she was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "Bless You" after a classmate sneezed.
Reverend Becky Winegardner - Turner's Youth Pastor: "There were several students that were talking about this particular faculty member there that was very demeaning to them in regards to their faith."
A student sent me this picture, it shows a list of words the student claims the teacher does not allow in the classroom. You can see "Bless You" is on the list. Turner's parents say the school leaders claim the outburst was a classroom distraction; that Turner shouted "Bless You" across the room.
WMC reports it was told only Dyer County School Superintendent Dwight Hedge could comment. It reports Hedge did not return phone messages, an email or a knock at his door.