The Times Daily reports:
The investigation includes a 1-minute, 24-second audiotape of Grisham asking who knows who is behind the 600-calorie school lunch.
“Fat butt Michelle Obama,” he said. “Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.”
Male voices interject comments during the discussion, at one point referring to Michelle Obama as a “fat gorilla.”
Later in the tape, Grisham referred to the U.S. as going in the “wrong direction” and tells the students they can “get pissed off at me or not. You can go tell the principal, call the superintendent and tell her. 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.” The tape was reportedly recorded by a student Monday and took place on school campus during the school day.
Superintendent Jennifer Gray said a link to the audio was emailed and that the board hopes to clear up the “unfortunate situation” as soon as possible.
“Before we do anything, we’ll investigate this thoroughly and gather information from other people,” she told the Times Daily. “Whatever we do in response to this situation will be dictated by board policy.”
According to board attorney James Irby, “the board’s range is to recommend doing nothing to termination. And, of course, they have everything in between, such as suspension with or without pay or merely a warning.”
For his part, Grisham claims that he “misspoke in a debate-type situation,” and that he has “no hatred toward anyone or any group. People that know my heart, they know that.”
Okay, well what part of “You can go tell the principal, call the superintendent and tell her. I don’t believe in queers,” is misspeaking? Is it the part where he openly challenges someone to report him or the fact that someone did?
And Michelle Obama would run circles around this guy. In a kitten heel.