Protests over “To Kill a Mockingbird” production

SHOREWOOD (WKOW) — In Shorewood, Wisconsin there’s a controversy over a high school production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Students and parents protested over the use of a racial slur in the play.

There have been heated discussions at Shorewood High School in recent days.

Public performances were cancelled and then Wednesday night’s performance just for parents of the cast and crew was also called off.

“I understand the background of the play. But for them not to tell us they were going to be using that language. The “N” word in the play beforehand. Before even starting it. That’s what really started all the controversy,” said Jerry Hardin, a student at the high school.

On Wednesday afternoon, police arrested a 17-year-old student for making a threat on social media to lynch black students at Shorewood High School.

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