School officials at a Mississippi junior high school threatened to discipline students for speaking the name of president-elect Barack Obama.


WAPT reported:

"Reporters with 16 WAPT News received several calls from upset parents that said a school bus driver told the children on a Pearl school bus that if they said Obama's name, they would be written up and taken to the principal's office for disciplinary reasons."

"Another parent said that a coach at Pearl Junior High School told students that if they speak Obama's name, they would face expulsion."

"In a separate incident, a girl's basketball coach at Pearl Junior High School told students they would be suspended for saying Obama's name."

This video is from WAPT.com, broadcast November 7, 2008.


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