Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner says her teacher told her that language was for church.
"She said that we're not going to have godly speaking in her class, and that's when I said we have a constitutional right," Turner says.
Turner says when she defended her actions, she was told to see an administrator. She says she finished the class period in in-school suspension.
"Bless you" was one of several words or phrases banned in the teacher's class.
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