A story from Sacramento Fox-affiliate KTXL about a local teacher’s controversial decision to ban the use of “bless you” following a sneeze has gained national attention this week, fueling debate on morning shows and online.
Earlier this week, KTXL reporter Rowena Shaddox interviewed Steve Cuckovich, a health teacher at a Bay Area public high school who had received complaints from parents about his practice of punishing students for saying “bless you” in his classroom, and he defended his policy (video above).
“It’s not got anything to do with religion, it’s got to do with an interruption of class time,” Cuckovich told Shaddox, adding that the term isn’t as culturally relevant as it was in “the old days.”
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