For 38 years, George Floyd’s second grade teacher Waynel Sexton has held on to a report he did about future famous Americans during Black History Month.
He had described his future aspirations of being a Supreme Court judge.
“When I grow up, I want to be a Supreme Court judge. When people say, ‘your honor, he did rob the bank,’ I will say, ‘be seated.’ And if he doesn't, I will beat the hammer on my desk and everybody will be quiet,” Floyd had written.
Sexton said she always kept one of the projects her class did each year and Floyd’s project is one of the several she has.
“How could we have known that the little eight-year-old who drew this precious delightful picture about justice and wanting to be a Justice, 38 years later, his life would be taken. Sadly, I'm sure this isn't the way he envisioned being famous or bringing justice,” she said.
Sexton added that she remembers him as a quiet student, who enjoyed dancing and singing as part of classroom activities.