The Forest Hill High School band director from Jackson is suspended from his duties, the mayor says, after provoking public outrage at Friday night’s halftime show.  

The Forest Hill High School Band is receiving national criticism for their performance at a game with Brookhaven High School, when they pointed guns at students laying on the ground, dressed as law enforcement, days after two Brookhaven Police officers were shot to death.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant responded Saturday, tweeting “This is unacceptable in a civilized society. Someone should be held accountable.”