MIAMI FLORIDA – During the National Action Network’s rally in Miami, Florida, where 2000 supporters of the groups efforts to pressure the Department of Justice to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon Martin took questions from reporters gathered to cover the event.
Martin was asked if one of the real reason Trayvon Martin was suspended from his school in Miami was due to “an altercation” he alleged to have had with one of his school teachers. Mr. Martin answered that “he could not confirm that” and he had “no knowledge” of the purported incident. Martin added that “we all knew he was suspended from school” and that it was his decision to take him up to Orlando. When asked if he thought it just a rumor that his son Trayvon had “an altercation” with his teacher, Martin said that “it wasn’t anything like he had an issue with his teacher.”
Shortly after Trayvon Martin is shot and killed by George Zimmerman, talk within some circles of the Miami-Dade educational system was that Trayvon had been suspended for assaulting a teacher at his high school, and that teacher, for fear of losing his or her job, chose to stay quiet about the assault, possibly pressured by school police and administrators to do so. (continue article)