It has nothing to do with religion, don’t cha know? It’s about disrupting the classroom. When you disrupt Health Teacher, Steve Cuckovich’s classroom with a “Bless You” after a sneeze, you lose 25 grade points. Students seem to be dismayed by the punishment. One said, it’s “respectful to say bless you.”
“The blessing really doesn’t make sense anymore,” Cuckovich explained. “When you sneezed in the old days, they thought you were dispelling evil spirits out of your body. So they were saying, ‘God bless you,’ for getting rid of evil spirits. But today, what you’re doing really doesn’t make sense.”
Wow! I didn’t know “God bless you” had a thing to do with evil spirits. I thought it had to do with a blessing. A person sneezes. Might be ill. We ask for a blessing.
The Principal of the Vacaville, California Will C. Woods High School says he thinks the teacher went “overboard” with his punishment of striking 25 grade points, and says they will find another way in the future to deal with cases like this one – but there nothing in the report to say the student will get his/her 25 points back.