JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The American Civil Liberties Union says it is sending letters to school districts across Mississippi saying students cannot be punished for taking a knee during the national anthem.
According to the ACLU of Mississippi, doing so would violate the students' First Amendment rights.
One such protest occurred recently when Starkville volleyball players took a knee at New Hope High School prior to a game.
Athletes also did the same thing in Greenville and Pass Christian.
The organization says it will go to court to defend students punished for taking a knee during the anthem.