Editors’ note: This article has been removed because, as more information came to light, it became clear that the reporting was inaccurate and unethical.
Important facts were omitted, a quotation was fabricated and there was a lack of transparency with sources and editors. Because of an editing error, one source was misidentified.
The article was not written by a staff member of The Daily Mississippian; it was reported and written by a student in a journalism class. The writer’s work will not be published in the paper in the future.
Editors at The Daily Mississippian should have edited the article more rigorously. The Daily Mississippian has updated its policies for accepting outside work to ensure accuracy in all reporting.