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How Has Trayvon Martin Impacted Florida Classrooms?


Miami high school student Trayvon Martin was visiting his father in a gated Sanford community when he was shot and killed on Feb. 26.

Martin, 17-years-old, had run to the store to pick up a snack, but was approached by a volunteer neighborhood watchman who called police to report Martin as suspicious.

What happened just prior to Martin’s shooting is unclear, but his death has sparked national outrage that has rippled through Florida schools as well.

Martin’s former classmates have complained the school waited too long to acknowledge Martin’s death. Many joined a “million hoodie march” that sprung up on social media to show solidarity.

Martin was wearing a hooded sweatshirt when he was killed.

School officials said they did not acknowledge Martin’s death at his parents’ request.

Schoolmates at Martin’s former high school walked out of class.

A state grand jury is reviewing the Sanford police investigation. Federal law enforcement officials are reviewing the case as well.

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