School in Newark protests Trayvon Martin shooting

March 23, 2012 1:09:39 PM PDT
When was the last time you saw teachers handing out candy at school? Or 150 elementary school kids sitting quietly at lunch?

That is what's taking place today at Rafael Hernandez School and the kids are wearing signs all in support of Trayvon Martin.

"I want them to arrest the guy cause he shot Trayvon Martin for no reason," said Shakira Edwards.

They are talking about George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Treyvon Martin near his house in Florida while on Neighborhood Watch.

Zimmerman has not been charged. Tyrayvon had no weapon, only some skittles and an iced tea.

That just doesn't seem fair to these kids.

"They wrote petitions, they wrote essays their petitions were legal I would say. They did their research and we allowed it," said Assistant Principal Maria Ortiz.

The essays got the faculty on board, so the kids were allowed to wear hoodies which are usually prohibited. Skittles were passed out by teachers, and ice tea was everywhere.

All for Trayvon, including this moment of silence at recess.

"It makes me proud cause I'm standing up for what I believe in," adds Joan Fernandez.

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