The ACLU has received multiple reports from parents and students in Mississippi claiming free speech violations. Pearl Schools superintendent John Ladner confirmed two incidents where students were allegedly told to not mention Barack Obama's name.
Reginald Simpson, a student at Pearl Junior High School, MS, was one of two students kicked from the bus after saying the president-elect’s name. Simpson said that the driver told the students to stop saying Obama because she didn't want to hear it.
In another incident, a girl's basketball coach told students they would be suspended for saying Obama. Superintendant Ladner said that both the driver and coach were disciplined and assured that no student will be punished for saying Obama's name.