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Not everyone is happy with T.I. being a free man. The rapper made a trip to Woodland Middle School in Henry County, GA last month as part of his community service efforts while serving time in a halfway house. One parent was not having it when he found out T.I was a surprise guest and he shot off an angry letter to the school. He said if he had known ahead of time that T.I would have been there, he wouldn’t have allowed his 12 year old daughter to attend the assembly which focused on anti-bullying:

The first e-mail I sent to him was to ask that from now on we have some kind of parental input whether or not a speaker is appropriate. If I don’t want my child to be there, just give me the right to opt them out,” Myers said.

Myers also wrote in the e-mail, “How about next time, let him mow the grass or pick up the trash around the school grounds? If the kids see that they might understand that what he did was wrong.”

The principal had a response to the parent:

“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.

Oatts went on to write in the exchanges with Myers that even the president made mistakes when he was young, and that T.I.’s messages to the students was ‘to take their education seriously, put forth their best effort, pursue their dreams and not engage in bullying.”


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