Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin Dogged By Disciplinary Problems at School
Posted on 03/27/2012 1:04:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager shot dead during a scuffle with a neighborhood watchman, was suspended from his Miami school three times over the past year, according to the family attorney.
The revelation that Martin, 17, was dogged by disciplinary problems at school was the latest salvo in a war of leaks meant to bolster each side amid rising tension over the Feb. 26 shooting. Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, will appear before a House panel today and rallies continue around the country demanding that George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old watchman who shot Martin, be arrested.
Martin may have cut a more imposing figure than previously known. Recent pictures on the web and social media show him with gold dental grill and making obscene gestures to the camera. In addition, Martin's Miami school records show that he has been suspended three times. Family attorney Benjamin Crump confirmed to ABC News that Martin had been slapped with a 10 day school suspension after a bag with suspected marijuana was found in his backpack.
Last year Martin was suspended for spraying graffiti on school grounds. The Miami Herald reported that the school guard who stopped him searched his backpack and found 12 items of women's jewelry and a flathead screw driver that the guard believed to be a "burglary implement." But Martin was never charged or specifically disciplined for the incident. Crump alleged that the Sanford police had leaked damaging information about Martin into order to muddy the case, calling it a "conspiracy."
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being in a/v club and working backstage for most plays, i almost always carried alot more than that.
The article lists two reasons for suspensions , but he was suspended three times. What was the third reason?
Very tweet of you....
He was in a gang cuz. See what I’m sayin?
It is becoming more obvious to me that this kid fancied himself a gang banger. I’m betting that we will hear about what gang he was in at some point.
Can you or somebody else tell me exactly how this came to the attention of the media in the first place? I live in Florida (although not near Sanford) and I honestly didn't see much of anything about this until about last week. Who started it off?
Also, while I think it is possible that they could prevail in a civil claim against the HOA or the neighborhood watch group (normally, neighborhood watch people aren't armed, precisely to prevent things like this), that isn't what they want. They won't be satisfied with anything less than criminal homicide charges against Zimmerman.
I hope Florida holds fast and that the courts do not knuckle under, the way they have done in virtually every other situation where a pressure group has been howling for blood.
What we need is a “Skittles Summit.”
Another usless POS that would have probebly killed before being killed so good riddance......Boy did this dead dude make a fool out of so many people....
” Is the bottom line still going to be that Zimmerman was full of racial animosity? “
Well, you know how those “white hispanics” get/s
Well ..... we already DO know how he feels about the Fluck woman.
The Halo is tarnished but you can’t see it with your eyes closed.
“The Miami Herald reported that the school guard who stopped him searched his backpack and found 12 items of women’s jewelry and a flathead screw driver that the guard believed to be a “burglary implement.”
If I had a son he would look just him! How apropos!
Good question! I have no idea.
Tracy is a man's name? really?
Is what you are watching an actual congressional hearing or one of those press conferences the dems like to set up to look like a hearing?
You know like the one that Fluke appeared at talking about us paying her $3k birth control bill.
I'll get a little nervous if its an actual hearing
My guess: As more and more information drips out about this thug, the media will quietly begin to distance themselves from it.
This time next week, all their websites will be scrubbed. This time next month, most of us won’t even remember this street urchin.
Not sure, I jumped on a link from FOX and I haven’t gone back to see exactly what it is. They are after guns, wanting the Justice Dept to make Federal law for all states. racial profiling and hate crimes. They are BIG time after guns and Maxine Waters promised she would make it her mission. They’ve told out-right lies, too.
Trayvon's step sister is presently vacationing in Mexico learning the ropes, getting connections, getting educated.