Teacher dresses up in hoodie and uses skittles prop in Yearbook photo [VIDEO]

A yearbook photo of an East Bay high school teacher making a political statement by dressing up like slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin was stirring up controversy in the community Thursday.

Reactions to the photo among Heritage students were mixed.

“I think it’s ok that he did it, just not in the yearbook. I think he can do it at his house or on his Facebook. But not in the yearbook,” said sophomore Amber McKim.

“Yeah, cause it’s going to be there forever,” added her friend and fellow sophomore Sydney Veuve.

“I think it’s a good idea because he’s expressing himself. Because that’s the whole point of yearbook pictures, you’re supposed to express yourself,” said Alfreda Charway Heritage High School’s Black Student Union President.

But the yearbook is the year in review mostly for the students at Heritage.

“I think that’s very inappropriate for a yearbook. This is supposed to be capturing the best moments of the year. And all positive things,” said one mother who declined to give her name.

The few parents who talked with KTVU thought the yearbook was not a good place for this kind of statement.

What do you think about this teacher? Was it appropriate?

Wayne Dupree

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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