An Oklahoma mother claims her 4-year-old son's teacher told him to stop writing with his left hand because t hat's the hand Satan uses.

Alisha Sands, 30, noticed her son Zayde using his right hand to complete his homework one day - usually he uses his left.

"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 told KFOR on Monday.

When Sands asked the unidentified teacher at Oakes Elementary in Okemah, Oklahoma, for an explanation, she was sent an article describing left-handed people as evil, unlucky, and sinister. The article also names the Devil as one of the worst left-handed offenders.

"It breaks my heart for [my son], because somebody actually believes that," said Sands.

Sands notified the school's superintendent, who says the school is "definitely looking into it" and isn't dismissing the issue. There has been no disciplinary action taken against the teacher, however.

According to, the Devil has been associated with the left hand for thousands of years in various ways and is normally portrayed in images as being left-handed.

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