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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – Pictures of the Forest Hill High School halftime band performance during their game against Brookhaven High School are going viral on social media.
Many are saying the performance depicted students dressed as doctors and nurses holding SWAT team members at gunpoint.
Two Brookhaven police officers were killed in the line of duty responding to a shots fired call last week.
The article goes on to state the following:
Brookhaven mayor Joe Cox said he has since spoke with the Mayor of Jackson, who informed him that the Forest Hill band director has been suspended. He said the mayor also apologized to him for the halftime show.
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After a photo made its rounds on social media of Forest Hill High School band’s halftime show at Brookhaven High School last night, a video clip has now surfaced on Facebook, without audio.
— C.J. LeMaster (@CJLeMaster) October 6, 2018
This is unacceptable in a civilized society. Someone should be held accountable. https://t.co/hq3hJnj4xA
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) October 6, 2018
Last week, two Brookhaven police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty. Last night, Forest Hill’s band performed a halftime show at Brookhaven High School depicting police officers being held at gunpoint. Absolutely disgusting. https://t.co/XIlQulefRH
— Officer Jake Lukas (@officerjlukas) October 6, 2018
This is sickening! 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬 How was this approved!!!!!
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – Pictures of the Forest Hill High School halftime band performance during their game against Brookhaven High School… https://t.co/96i556WtUY
— LEAP2 (@Leap2pins) October 6, 2018
“A halftime performance in Brookhaven by the Forest Hill High School Band where students appear to draw fake guns on police officers has ignited an emotional response from the city where two police officers were killed in the line of duty last week.” https://t.co/q8cvwymfBH
— Wilson Alexander (@whalexander_) October 6, 2018
Mississippi high school band is criticized for halftime show that “depicted students dressed as doctors and nurses holding SWAT team members at gunpoint” in a game vs. a school from a town where 2 cops were killed last week. https://t.co/VP9nsOBQe6
— ChuckyT3 (@ChuckyT3) October 6, 2018
So apparently Forest Hill’s high school band did a halftime skit at Brookhaven, where fake guns were used to shoot police officers. In all places, a town where two officers were recently killed.
— Chunky Little (@TogeySprings) October 6, 2018
@PhilBryantMS I am appalled at what the Forest Hill High School Band did during their halftime show. A “skit” of band members using fake automatic guns to shoot police officers. Brookhaven lost TWO of their Men in Blue this past week. This was SICKENING and HEARTLESS.
— TINA CLIBURN (@TcliburnG) October 6, 2018
Visiting school depicts shooting cops in skit during halftime show in town where two police officers were killed last week. https://t.co/qgl1IXJGf6
— Kay Kunin (@kaykunin) October 6, 2018
@JPSDistrict can’t believe you have a band in your district who has part of their halftime show brandishing guns. Not to mention imitating shooting cops. There is zero justification of this.
— Cory Jordan (@CoryJordan27) October 6, 2018
— WLBT 3 On Your Side (@WLBT) October 6, 2018
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