Trayvon Martin Day Canceled At Pittsburgh High School After Parents Complain

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  • Carrick High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania planned to have a Trayvon Martin Day during homecoming week but canceled after parents voiced concern, reports CBS Pittsburgh.

    “I am a little worried about that with the different people, how they’re going to react,” said parent Jennifer Kagle.

    Student Bryan Bergener said, “A lot of people were complaining, like, the school advisers to change it.”

    It brought up some controversy to the point where there were people giving mixed signals about it,” said Homecoming Committee member Javon Jordan.

    After getting numerous complaints, the school now says the theme has been cancelled.

    Not all parents complained, though.

    “If they want to wear the hoodies to represent him and the kind of person he was, they should do it,” said parent Bruce Bergener.

    Trayvon Martin Day was supposed to be Wednesday, October 8, but the day has now been designated Bucco Hat Day to bring “everyone together.”

    In addition to the parents who spoke out against the event, racist trolls have flocked to social media to spew their typical venom:

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