Apr. 19-25: T.I.'s Middle School Visit Met With Complaints - That's Really Week
T.I.'s March 5 visit to Woodland Middle School in Stockbridge, Georgia has outraged parents.
Tom Myers, the father of four girls in the Henry County School System, said that if he knew the rapper and convicted felon was going to appear at his daughters' school, he would have kept them home that day.
Myers told WSBTV Channel 2 Action News that his complaints to Woodland Middle School principal Dr. Terry Oatts were dismissed, the network reported Thursday.
Myers shared with WSBTV a complaint letter he emailed to Oatts. "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 was shocked by a flippant response he received from Oatts.
When contacted by WSBTV, Oatts replied, "No comment."
T.I.'s appearance at Woodland was confirmed by a representative for Henry County Schools. While parents were not notified in advance about T.I.'s visit, they were informed about a recent showing of a World War II documentary about the Holocaust.
Principal Oatts disagreed with Myers' proposed approval process. "Mr. Harris has never been convicted of homicide," Oatts replied about the rapper whose birth name is Clifford Harris, Jr. "We would not be able to adequately staff our states general assembly, our U.S. Congress or the executive branch of our government using your apparent standards."
The news of the email exchange has prompted school officials to investigate.