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Apr. 19-25: T.I.’s Middle School Visit Met With Complaints

Stop The Presses!

T.I.'sMarch 5 visit to Woodland Middle School in Stockbridge, Georgiahas outraged parents.

TomMyers, the father of four girls in the Henry County School System, said that ifhe knew the rapper and convicted felon was going to appear at his daughters'school, he would have kept them home that day.

Myerstold WSBTV Channel 2Action News that his complaints to Woodland Middle Schoolprincipal Dr. Terry Oatts were dismissed, the network reported Thursday.

Myersshared with WSBTV a complaint letter he emailed to Oatts. "In the future, ifT.I. or any other convicted felon needs to perform community service, ask forparental permission to allow our children to be exposed to these questionableindividuals," he wrote.

Myerswas shocked by a flippant response he received from Oatts.

Whencontacted by WSBTV, Oatts replied, "No comment."

T.I.'sappearance at Woodlandwas confirmed by a representative for Henry County Schools. While parents werenot notified in advance about T.I.'s visit, they were informed about a recentshowing of a World War II documentary about the Holocaust.

PrincipalOatts disagreed with Myers' proposed approval process. "Mr. Harris has neverbeen convicted of homicide," Oatts replied about the rapper whose birth name is Clifford Harris, Jr. "We wouldnot be able to adequately staff our states general assembly, our U.S. Congressor the executive branch of our government using your apparent standards."

Thenews of the email exchange has prompted school officials to investigate.

Inother music news this week, family, friends and fans of rock giant BretMichaels are sending the Poison front man well wishes. Michaels was admitted tothe hospital Friday after experiencing a brain hemorrhage. Celebratedrapper Guru of the classic duo Gang Starr lost his battle with cancer Monday,and the wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the late Notorious B.I.G. wasdismissed.


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