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Atlanta Schools Ban T.I. From Speaking

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T.I. has been banned from speaking to students at two metro-Atlanta school districts, leading officials to cancel an upcoming appearance featuring the popular rapper.

 

According to Atlanta’s WSB-TV Channel 2, an upcoming appearance featuring T.I. at Pebblebrook was canceled due to recent gang activity involving students, as well as the recent death of a student.

 

Officials with the Cobb County school district said there was no permanent ban on the rapper in their district, but admitted that the timing for his appearance was off.

 

Representatives with The Fulton County school district said T.I. was banned from speaking to students due to his gun conviction.

 

In March of 2008, T.I. , real name Clifford Harris Jr., pleaded guilty to possession of unregistered machine guns and silencers, unlawful possession of machine guns and possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

 

He was ordered to complete 1,000 hours of 1,500 hours community service speaking to youth about gangs, drugs and violence, Additionally, the rapper was sentenced to one year in prison, starting in 2009 and fined $100,000 dollars.

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