… Grisham… was suspended for 10 days without pay…
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 different assignment.
Some people were pleased with the Board’s decision; others think the punishment should have been tougher.
“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 don’t believe in queers, I don’t like queers. I don’t… I don’t hate them as a person but what they do is wrong. It’s an abomination against God. I don’t like being around queers.
He didn’t “misspeak” when he said that. He was only reiterating what many pastors say in church every week.
This punishment is a slap on the wrist given what he said. Relieve him of his coaching duties — that would send a message. Telling him “Don’t teach your psychology class with the student who one-upped you” is probably a relief to him.