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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 in Tennessee said bless you to her classmate who sneezed and the teacher told her that the term was for church. The student said that she had to finish the class period in in-school suspension.
The girl’s parents were told by school leaders that their daughter shouted “bless you” across the room and that it was a classroom distraction. School officials told her parents Tuesday that the teacher claimed that their daughter was aggressive and disruptive.
Some of Turner’s classmates supported her by wearing hand made bless you shirts. She explained that she doesn’t want trouble for her teacher but that she’ll stand up for her faith no matter what.
A family of 15 people are without a home after a fire destroyed their house in Dewart Tuesday night.
The fire broke out around 8pm at the Springtown Road home of Amos and Emma Hostetler and their 13 children ages pre-school to their early 20’s. The parents were on a cross-country trip and the children were down the road at a bar-b-que when the fire broke out. Thankfully, no one was injured. Fire investigators have determined that the cause of that fire was unattended cooking on the stove in the kitchen. The home was ruled a total loss.
The teachers in the Millville Area School District are on their second day of a strike that was called for the opening of school yesterday. The teachers and district are at odds over salaries of which teachers say they haven’t had a raise in three years. Health care costs and professional development incentives are also a sticking point. It’s not known yet how long the strike will last. That will be up to the state board of education. No new negotiating sessions have been scheduled.