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ACLU: Mississippi students can't be punished for taking a knee during national anthem

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.

Posted: Oct 20, 2017 3:08 PM
Updated: Oct 20, 2017 3:08 PM

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.

 

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