According to Today News on Tuesday, Feb. 5, it was reported that a Alabama high school psychology teacher has been suspended for 10 days without pay.
Reason for the 10-day suspension
Bob Grisham called the first lady “fat butt Michelle Obama." A case might not have been against him, but a student in Grisham’s class made an audio recording of the remarks.
During a debate-type discussion about current affairs in his class on Jan. 27, Grisham blamed the school’s low-calorie lunch offerings on “fat butt Michelle Obama.’’
He also added:
“Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.’’
In that same class, he also voiced his disdain for homosexuals.
“I don’t believe in queers. I don’t like queers. I don’t hate them as a person, but what they do is wrong and an abomination against God.’
Lauderdale County Superintendent Jennifer Gray says that Grisham's has been barred from teaching his class for the rest of the school year and ordered to attend sensitivity training.
Grisham will also have to meet monthly with Mark Butler, the school system's personnel director, to make sure he is meeting his requirements.
Superintendent Gray said:
“We are profoundly disappointed in the actions and statements of Mr. Grisham. The Board has taken actions specifically calculated to prevent such actions and statements from being made again. The Board hopes that this will serve as learning opportunity that all can move forward in a positive and productive manner.’’
Grisham told Alabama's Times Daily last week that he misspoke during the debate in his class.