Mississippi gov is pranked in shout-out to high school grads
May 21, 2020
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — This one slipped through the cracks.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves asked people to submit names of high school seniors so he could read them aloud on a webcast — a recognition for teenagers who are missing traditional graduation ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic.
On a Facebook live session Saturday, Reeves started reading the names of graduates from Florence High School, his alma mater, when he came to one his staff now assumes someone submitted as a prank — "Harry Azcrac." The 45-year-old Republican governor read it, paused briefly and kept going.