Trayvon Teacher Fired
April 10, 2012 by staff
Trayvon Teacher Fired, Brooke Harris, a teacher from Pontiac Academy for Excellence Middle School in Michigan, was fired after helping students organize a fundraiser for slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin’s family. According to the Associated Press, Harris helped students set up a “wear-a-hoodie-to school day” in memory of Trayvon Martin, who had been wearing a hoodie when he was shot to death on Feb. 26. Harris is claiming that because of her involvement with the fundraiser she was fired.
The Michigan teacher is stating that she is confused over her dismissal from the school. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Harris should not have been dismissed, and are petitioning for her to be reinstated.
“Unfortunately, I can’t give you more details,” said Superintendent Jacqueline Cassell to the Detroit Free Press, “but I can say that the reasons that are cited have never been an issue for any termination.”
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