(NEWSER) – A teacher scolded a 4-year-old student in Oklahoma over writing with his "bad" left hand, and then sent the boy's mother literature detailing how left-handedness is associated with wickedness and the devil.

Alisha Sands, who is left-handed herself, says son Zayde has always used his left hand to do everything from coloring to throwing, so she was surprised to see him trying to write with his right hand after school last week. "I just asked, 'Is there anything his teachers ever asked about his hands?' And he raises this one and says, 'This one’s bad," Sands tells KFOR. "It breaks my heart for him because someone actually believes that ... my child is evil because he’s left handed, it's crazy."

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