The Lauderdale County High School football coach who was recordedmaking derogatory comments about the First Lady and gays has been suspended.
Bob Grisham, who is also a psychology and driver's education teacher, was suspended for 10 days without pay. The Lauderdale County School Board met at 4 p.m. Monday to discuss the matter.
Grisham will have to
attend mandatory sensitivity classes and meet with the assistant superintendent
once a month.
The board has also
removed him from his 5th period psychology class, and he will be given a
Some people were pleased
with the Board's decision; others think the punishment should have been
"I think it's fair
because I'm a big supporter of Mr. Grisham. I've known him for years,"
said Lee Barclay. "He's taught my children. My son played football under
him. He's a good Christian man; he just misspoke that day."
"I think he should
be suspended more days than they gave him because we all have thoughts and
thinking in our mind but don't say it out loud to kids," said Christine
Grisham was recorded during an anti-gay rant last week. GLBT activists called for his dismissal.
Board members were unable
to comment on the situation. However, they did release a statement saying they
were disappointed in the actions and statements of Grisham.
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