Governor Condemns HS Marching Band Depicting Officers at Gunpoint — Army Vet Reacts

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During the football half-time performance, members of a high school marching band were depicted holding officers under gunfire.

On Friday night, a group of marching band members of Forest Hill High School were dressed as doctors and nurses, holding SWAT team members at gunpoint, WLBT-TV.

Mayor of Brookhaven, Joe Cox, released a statement calling the performance “inappropriate, irresponsible, and insensitive to say the least.”

Due to the inexcusable halftime performance by the Forest Hill Band at the Brookhaven High School home football game on…

Posted by Mayor Joe Cox on Sunday, October 7, 2018

Two Brookhaven police officers were killed in the line of duty a week prior, on September 29, after responding to a call of shots fired.

Cox told the station that the band director was placed on administrative leave.

The report stated that the performance was based loosely on the movie “John Q.”

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“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 Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Errick L. Greene said in a statement.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant condemned the half-time performance tweeting, “This is unacceptable in a civilized society. Someone should be held accountable.”

The Brookhaven School District also released a statement claiming they had no prior knowing of the performance:

The Brookhaven School District fully supports our local law enforcement. The halftime show performed by the visiting…

Posted by Brookhaven School District on Saturday, October 6, 2018

An Army veteran responded to the band’s performance, asking why no one questioned the performance leading up to it.

Graham Allen told Fox News, “They’ve been practicing this routine, so why didn’t anyone say anything? At no point, any student thought, ‘Huh, maybe this isn’t appropriate’ or ‘Wow, this is weird.'”

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  1. ** From the Article **
    Graham Allen told Fox News, “They’ve been practicing this routine, so why didn’t anyone say anything? At no point, any student thought, ‘Huh, maybe this isn’t appropriate’ or ‘Wow, this is weird.’”
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    To answer Mr. Allen’s question: INDOCTRINATION

  2. Worst. Halftime Show. Ever.

    The obvious issues way way aside – how would a half time show based on the movie John Q even come up? It is literally the worst movie for trying to amp up a crowd.

  3. Whoever came up with this idiocy should be run out of town while being pelted with projectiles of the thrower’s choice.

  4. Get it OFF facebook, this type of thing always gets people upset and has no place here, and our society thinks it’s ok for children to do this, WHAT are we teaching our future generations. GOD help our country.

  5. Get it OFF facebook, this type of thing always gets people upset and has no place here, and our society thinks it’s ok for children to do this, WHAT are we teaching our future generations. GOD help our country. ( From a concerned Vet,)

  6. This ‘performance” reflects a serious degeneration of the minds and morals of young people and those who are their mentors and heroes. And if, as it appears, the actors/musicians/marchers are all black, it goes to show the BLM disease is contagious.

    • How is this possible, we have a serious problem with gun violence at schools and now you all turn a blind eye and let them practice this. Everyone teacher principal, coach etc… that new of this should be fired.

  7. I have decided that I will NO LONGER be taking my money to Mississippi to gamble. I do not want to visit the RACIST state of Mississippi. No more out of state revenue will eventually affect the shitty state of Mississippi, and I want to thank the Forest Hills High School for showing their true colors. Every time someone tells me they are from Mississippi, I will think of this shitty performance. If ANY school shootings MUST happen ever, I hope it is at Forest Hills High School since they are totally fine with guns. If this happens, NOT ONE TEAR WILL BE SHED

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