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3:06 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Trayvon Martin’s High School Acknowledges His Death (Updated)

Post and audio were updated yesterday.  Details at State Impact.

It’s been almost a month since self-appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin—an unarmed black teenager from Miami Gardens.

Martin’s death has inspired a national debate about race and justice.

But until Wednesday, school officials at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School—where Trayvon Martin was an 11th-grader—had yet to publicly acknowledge his death.

The school’s delayed reaction to Martin’s death is in stark contrast to how it has memorialized students in the past. And it raises questions about a school’s responsibility to grieving students.

Sarah Gonzalez is an education reporter with StateImpact Florida. You can find more of her Trayvon Martin coverage at stateimpact.npr.org/florida.