Parents Upset Over T.I. Appearance at Georgia Middle School
T.I. ruffled some feathers after speaking t\at a recent appearance at a school in Georgia.
According to Georgia Action 2 News, Tip spoke to students at Woodland Middle School in Henry County, GA on March 5, causing many parents to voice their dissaproval.
Apparently the concerned parties were upset that the principal would allow the Atlanta rap giant to address their children, despite his criminal history—which involves convictions on gun and drug charges.
One father in particular emailed the principal, Dr. Terry Oatts, about not notifying parents in advance that T.I. was coming. “In the future, if T.I. or any other convicted felon needs to perform community service, ask for parental permission to allow our children to be exposed to these questionable individuals,” he wrote.
Myers claimed that Oatts responded by writing this: “I thought about asking a guy who snorted cocaine and got arrested for DUI when he was 30 to come and speak to our kids, but President George W. Bush was not available.”
When contacted a representative for Henry Country Schools confirmed that parents were not notified that the Grammy-award winning rapper would be coming to Woodland. —Elan Mancini