Rapper T.I. Harris was just fulfilling the terms of his probation by performing community service at a local Georgia middle school.
Local parent Tom Myers was surprised when his daughter came home and told him that T.I. had been the speaker at the assembly on anti bullying. Myers wasted no time in firing off an email to school principal, Dr. Terry Oatts. Myers told the principal that had he known T.I. was speaking, he would not have allowed his daughter to attend. He went so far as to suggest that next time, the principal should let the rapper "mow the grass or pick up the trash around the school grounds, so that the kids might see and understand that what he did was wrong."
School principal Oatts replied via e-mail: "I thought about asking a guy who snorted cocaine and got arrested for DUI when he was 30 years old to come and speak to our kids-- but President George W. Bush was not available."