Hoodies Okayed Today for William Penn High School

Mar 30, 2012


       NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Officials at William Penn High School are allowing a temporary change in the dress code so students can wear hoodies.

     Students will be allowed to wear hooded sweat shirts on today as a silent demonstration in response to the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Principal Jeffrey Menzer granted a request from a student leader who asked that a school policy banning hoodies be lifted for one day so students could join a national call for justice.

     Colonial School District Superintendent Dorothy Linn called the hoodie demonstration a teachable moment but cautioned students to conduct themselves properly.

     Martin was shot last month in a confrontation with aneighborhood watch volunteer who told police he thought Martin, who had the hood of his sweat shirt pulled over his head, looked suspicious.