A sneeze and a “bless you” caused suspension from school according to student

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Kendra Turner

Kendra Turner

NEWBERN, Tenn. — A student at a Tennessee high school says she was suspended for saying “bless you” to another student after that student sneezed.

The website momdot had an item Monday where Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner claims she was suspended  after saying “bless you” to a fellow student who sneezed during keyboarding class.

WREG NewsChannel 3 reports they were still waiting for the school district’s explanation about what happened.

While the Dyer County Schools superintendent has not commented on the alleged incident, we were told there is a strict policy in the keyboarding classroom against “outbursts,” including saying “bless you” when someone sneezes.

We’re told the policy is in place to assure students are not distracted, especially during tests, the station reports.

See NewsChannel 3’s full story here.


1 Comment

  • harmony johnson

    I’m pretty sure if the teacher had just ignored it there wouldn’t be an issue. Who is the adult. She could have used discretion and not said a word. Fire the teacher she’s an uptight … well i can’t say the word but you get where I’m going

Comments are closed.