As reported by the Orlando Sentinel:
Earlier this month defense attorney Mark O’Mara issued subpoenas for the school records, making clear that he wants to look at Trayvon’s disciplinary records, attendance, test scores and other information.
Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda accused O’Mara of trying to start a media feeding frenzy – he used the phrase “chum the waters” – with that request.
Trayvon’s school records have become a contentious issue because police reported that he was in Sanford the night he was shot – and not in high school in Miami-Dade – because he’d been suspended for 10 days after officials found him with an empty marijuana baggie.
Prosecutors have charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder. He says he acted in self-defense after Trayvon attacked him.
De la Rionda does not oppose the subpoena for Trayvon’s school records, he wrote in court paperwork filed, but he doesn’t want the information made public.
This is the only strategy Zimmerman’s defense team has in their effort to free a man who killed an unarmed teenager. His school records have nothing to do with the night of Feb 26.