By Townhall. Last week the Forest Hills High School band’s half-time performance depicted police officers being shot. The school faced fierce backlash because two local police officers had just been killed in the line of duty.
Now, the band is being penalized by the the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) and could face up to a year-long performance ban, the Clarion Ledger reported. The school district will be allowed to appeal the decision, MHSAA president Todd Kelly said. . .
Ward 6 Councilman Aaron Banks, whose territory includes the high school, is defending the band.
“Let’s be clear, the band students of Forest Hill should not be punished due to a bad decision made by a teacher,” he wrote in a Facebook post.
A group of parents and community leaders held a press conference on Friday, saying the decision penalizes the kids, which they feel is unfair. (Read more from “High School Band Who Depicted Shooting Cops During Half-Time Performance Faces a Massive Penalty” HERE)
High School Band’s Halftime Show Depicts Cops Being Shot – and That’s Not Even the Worst Part
By Townhall. A high school band in Brookhaven, Mississippi is facing fierce backlash after a half-time performance depicting police officers being shot. The Forest Hills High School band performed the skit at a neighboring high school less than a week after two police officers were killed nearby.
Pictures and videos of the band’s performance went viral on social media. Students were dressed as medical personnel holding SWAT team members at gunpoint.
According to Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Errick L. Greene, the performance was based loosely on the movie “John Q.”
This is unacceptable in a civilized society. Someone should be held accountable. https://t.co/hq3hJnj4xA
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) October 6, 2018
(Read more from “High School Band’s Halftime Show Depicts Cops Being Shot – and That’s Not Even the Worst Part” HERE)