I've been out of the loop for awhile. It's a long story.
Granted this story is a few months old, but this is wrong on several levels. Oh, the poor little girl whose feelings were hurt when her class mate said he didn't believe in God or go to church. Who the hell has been brain washing this kid? And get used to it, honey. You are going to run into plenty of people who don't share your beliefs during your life. Might as well get used to it now rather than later.
It was none of the teacher's business. It's never too soon to impart the above information to his or her students. Politely and briefly. Don't ask who put the kid up to it, but do keep your eyes and ears open in case little Sally pulls the same stunt again.
Then another adult got involved, sympathized with the little darling. The boy was forced to sit by himself during lunch period for three days for "upsetting" his classmate.
Can you imagine how her fellow classmates are going to feel around this little sociopath in training? Harsh words I know, but this is one of the reasons so many of us learned to keep our opinions and beliefs to ourselves. And now look where we are as a result of not standing up for our beliefs twenty or thirty years ago.
Fundamentalist intimidation at its finest (worst).
And to the seven year old. Hang on to your truth with both hands.
As I said, who is brainwashing the first kid. Whether my class mates were going to church was the last thing on my mind when I was seven. Now, being bored to tears with See Spot run? That was near the top of my list.