Trayvon Martin’s family ramps up effort to keep school records private
Trayvon Martin is pictured with his father in this family photo.
October 19th, 2012
12:00 PM ET

Trayvon Martin’s family ramps up effort to keep school records private

The family of Trayvon Martin on Friday bolstered their efforts to keep the slain 17-year-old’s school records private, just as attorneys for his killer, George Zimmerman, were in court to request subpoenas for the material.

“I feel Trayvon's school records are not relevant in this case,” said his father, Tracy Martin, whose attorney called for Zimmerman’s medical records to be released.

Judge Debra Nelson is expected to determine whether school officials should hand over documents that could include Martin’s grades, attendance and any disciplinary actions against him.

An unarmed Martin was gunned down on February 26 by Zimmerman, who was a volunteer neighborhood watchman patrolling a gated community in Sanford, Florida. He told police that he shot Martin in self-defense.

The shooting prompted national outrage as well as a Justice Department investigation.


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  1. little fister©

    i liked Trayvon. he was my friend, and that mean zimmerman guy killed him. now i don't have a friend. thanks mean man zimmerman.

    October 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I said it all along, though my theory is still unproven. This is nothing more than a "pusher", attempting to collect a "drug debt" from a "user", then took the victims' life "as repayment".

    October 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Hi banasy. I got to go for now. Later. :)

    October 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sheryl Johnson

    Defense lawyers are not cool. Ladies if you get beating these people will make your fault and say you deserve it. People if your child is killed/murdered these people will say your child brought it on themselves. They can't defend their client any other way than to say the victim brought it on themselves. I believe they should feel they same pain the victim's and their families feel.

    October 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sheryl Johnson

    I'm a rider for justice for Trayvon Martin and Mario's (Vallejo, Ca) families. This justice system needs to change and defend the victim's to.

    October 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Zimmy's porking out.

    October 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Chris

    We don't even know who the victim was, but with the parents fighting to "hide" their sons records it sure speaks volumes about what they thought of him. What are they hiding? Was he an agressive person? I'm thinking so as many young men like him are actually taught to be agressive.

    October 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lauren

      It's not them HIDING anything, it's the fact that it is irrelevant to the case. It's GZ and his defense attorneys way of saying "HEY YOU GUYS, IT'S OKAY GEORGE KILLED THIS KID, HE HAD TERRIBLE GRADES AND MADE SOME POOR CHOICES!"
      If you honestly believe that a kid should have died for his SCHOOL record, you got some major issues.

      October 24, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • religion&politics

      Respectfully, Lauren, you're dead wrong. Trayvon's school records,along with any applicable dirt on Zimmerman, are highly applicable to this case. The defense wants to show the type of person this kid was. If he was truly a troublemaker, then Zimmerman's story makes more sense. If not, then Zim may be lying. Either way, all the facts should be on the table.

      November 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Andybinga

    If they are so desperate to hide the records Trayvon must have been a pretty bad thug.

    October 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff

    Was he possibly gay? If so, it could have been a hate crime. I just mentioned it because him and that man in the photo are kissing.

    October 19, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff

    Maybe it was a love triangle between the two guys in the photo that are kissing and George. Maybe one got jealous or something and a fight broke out.

    October 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gunmother

      It's his father kissing him, you idiot!

      October 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Damanthia

    It's a character attack. Grapping at straws to show he had some aggression.

    October 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dazzle ©

    Get out of here, mega troll.

    October 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    I have a sudden urge to go roem around.

    October 19, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dazzle ©

    Now that I live right on the beach again, I have to get back in the habit. So far the weather has been perfect. Wait until you see this view.

    October 19, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnny America

      Living on the beach is not as good as having a beach house. Any Floridian will tell you that.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff R

    Dazzle that's the name of my company but we have little distribution in the states. May I inquire where you purchased it. We do have an online presence

    October 19, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
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