Carrick High School planned to have a Trayvon Martin Day during homecoming week but canceled after parents voiced concern, reports CBS Pittsburgh.
“I am a little worried about that with the different people, how they’re going to react,” said parent Jennifer Kagle.
Student Bryan Bergener said, “A lot of people were complaining, like, the school advisers to change it.”
It brought up some controversy to the point where there were people giving mixed signals about it,” said Homecoming Committee member Javon Jordan.
After getting numerous complaints, the school now says the theme has been cancelled.
Not all parents complained, though.
“If they want to wear the hoodies to represent him and the kind of person he was, they should do it,” said parent Bruce Bergener.
Trayvon Martin Day was supposed to be Wednesday, October 8, but the day was designated Bucco Hat Day to bring “everyone together.”
In addition to the parents who spoke out against the event, racist trolls have flocked to social media to spew their typical venom:
As previously reported by NewsOne, Trayvon Martin was 17-years-old when he was gunned down by George Zimmerman, 28, on February 26, 2012. Martin was profiled and stalked around the Twin Lakes gated community in Sanford, Florida, before an altercation between the teenager and Zimmerman led to him being shot at close-range through the heart.
Zimmerman wasn’t charged with anything until Martins’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, pushed and fought for justice for their son, rallying support around the country.
Zimmerman was charged with 2nd-degree murder and found not guilty on July 13.
Since his acquittal, both his estranged wife Shellie Zimmerman and one of the jurors have voiced doubts about his innocence.
“George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can’t get away from God,” said Juror B29, known simply as Maddy. “And at the end of the day, he’s going to have a lot of questions and answers he has to deal with.”