School system sues Mayor Richard Thomas and rapper Fat-Boy SSEPosted: Updated:
The Mount Vernon School District is suing Mayor Richard Thomas and rapper Fat-Boy SSE saying a surprise visit to the high school last January caused more than $75,000 in damage.
A melee erupted when the mayor brought the internet star, whose real name is Tyriq Thomas Kimbrough, to the high school as part of Kimbrough being "Mayor for the Day."
The event spiraled out of control, causing damage to doors and a glass trophy case.
School officials say the mayor did not seek authorization prior to the visit and created an unsafe environment.
Mayor Thomas did not have an immediate comment on the lawsuit.