Hundreds of students at several South Florida high schools staged walkouts Friday morning in a massive protest in the name of Trayvon Martin.
Students from Miami Central, Miami Edison, Miami Norland, American Senior, William H. Turner High and Southridge High in Miami and Blanche Ely High School in Broward held walkouts.
At Miami Central and Turner, students were seen pouring out of the school buildings and into the streets just after 9 a.m.
Broward County Public Schools spokeswoman Nadine Drew said the protests were all organized with the help of the school staff explaining that:
“For the most part they are being organized and are being supported by the school family as an outpouring show of support.
I think the reaction is similar to the national reaction. I don’t think our students are any different than others.”
Students in south Miami-Dade walked out of class forming a TM in support of Trayvon Martin on the school’s football field.
Students at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, where Martin was attending when he was killed, will be making a banner for Martin to be signed by students.
On Thursday, students at Miami’s Carol City High School staged a massive walkout outside the Miami Gardens School.
Police said the school’s principal had approved of an on-campus demonstration, but that students left school grounds.
The rally for justice is growing and Trayvon’s death will not be in vain. #Hoodiesup