LBLJ Posted October 7, 2018 Share Posted October 7, 2018 Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is condemning a high school band for a football halftime performance that he said was “unacceptable in a civilized society.” Many are saying the performance Friday night by the band from Forest Hill High School depicted students dressed as doctors and nurses pointing toy guns at SWAT team members prone on the ground, WLBT-TV reported. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-= While you're here . . . The Kramer family are ready to show you a good time! BACKYARD CINEMA PC is ready to make your party memorable. Wanna show a movie in your backyard to friends, family and neighbors? USE US! Click here for more. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-= Bryant issued his condemnation Saturday in a tweet. The performance was held at the high school in Brookhaven where two police officers were killed in the line of duty Sept. 29 responding to a call of shots fired, the station reported Brookhaven’s mayor said the band director was placed on administrative leave, the station reported. Reports said the performance was based loosely on the movie “John Q,” in which a father played by Denzel Washington takes patients at a hospital hostage in order to secure treatment for his son. “The band’s performance does not depict the values and people in our community, and was incredibly insensitive to the students, families, law enforcement officials and the entire Brookhaven community,” Jackson superintendent Errick Greene said. Phil Bryant ✔@PhilBryantMS This is unacceptable in a civilized society. Someone should be held accountable. https://www.wlbt.com/2018/10/06/community-outraged-over-forest-hills-insensitive-band-performance-brookhaven-high-school/ … 10:32 AM - Oct 6, 2018 He also apologized. The mayor of Jackson Chokwe Lumumba also released a statement. “I offer my sincerest regrets to the Brookhaven community for the insensitivity portrayed during the Friday evening halftime show. There is an active investigation into the circumstances that led to this performance," he said, according to the station. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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