I woke up to this story on the local news this morning. A high school teacher in California docked a student 25 pts. because he said bless you when another student sneezed in class. The teacher's position was that in this society saying bless you was not necessary because we no longer need to bless the evil spirits away. The principal did not agree with the teacher's action. The school district ruled WITH the teacher. As a result mayhem ensued in the class when all of the students fake sneezed and all of the kids in class would say bless you followed by thank you and you are welcome. Class was totally disrupted. I say good for them. How redonculous and just reinforces my belief that schools bring it on themselves when they become so rigid that a teacher can censor and punish someone for saying bless you.