Students lost 25 points off test for saying ‘bless you’ to sneezing peer


When someone sneezes, it’s common for a person in the vicinity to respond, “bless you.” But for making that remark, students in Steven Cuckovich’s health class in Vacaville, Calif. lost 25 points off a test, reports the Huffington Post. The next day, someone used the phrase again when a student sneezed, and Will C. Wood High School student Erica Fagan told KXTV that Cuckovich docked points off everyone’s grades. The punishment has nothing to do with religion, Cuckovich tells KTXL News in Sacramento. Rather, it’s about deterring students from being disruptive in class and interrupting learning time…

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