While most people are happy to have the King Of the South back from his bid in prison, parents of teens at a Georgia middle school aren’t too pleased that he was allowed to speak to their students.
Parents of students at Woodland Middle School were reportedly outraged that T.I. was allowed to speak to students without parental permission.
The rapper who was incarcerated for attempting to buy machine guns made an appearance at the school March 5 as a surprise to the children who he reportedly told to “study and work hard.”
Atlanta’s WSB-TV says one parent in particular, Tom Myers, whose four daughters attend Woodland wrote a letter to the school’s principal Dr. Terry Oatts saying,
“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.”
Myers contacted WSB after having email correspondence with the principal and not appreciating his comments.
In one email, Dr. Oatts was obviously not too pleased with Mr. Myers statement and counteracted saying,
“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.”
Officials are looking into the Principal’s comments and confirm that it is not part of their policy to collect permission forms for speakers.