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