CC expels Trayvon Martin shooter

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch member who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has been expelled from Seminole State College, where he was working on an associate degree in general studies.

“Due to the highly charged and high-profile controversy involving this student, Seminole State has taken the unusual but necessary step this week to withdraw Mr. Zimmerman from enrollment,” according to a statement from the college. “This decision is based solely on our responsibility to provide for the safety of our students on campus as well as for Mr. Zimmerman.”

Zimmerman, 28, claimed he shot in self-defense after following the teenager, who was walking to a family friend’s house in a gated community. In response to death threats, Zimmerman has gone into hiding.