School cut off Valedictorian's microphone during speech (Video)Submitted by barracuda_trader on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 00:36
Students attending the Joshua High School graduation say Remington Reimer's microphone was cut off, right when he began to talk about the Constitution.
"He just said, he was talking about getting constitutional rights getting taken away from him," Colin Radford, a Joshua H.S. graduate, said. "And then he said, just yesterday they threatened to turn my microphone off, and then his microphone went off."
Reimer, who was accepted into the Naval Academy, had his speech pre-approved by the school district.
Joshua Independent School District issued a statement:
"Student speakers were told that if their speeches deviated from the prior-reviewed material, the microphone would be turned off, regardless of content. When one student's speech deviated from the prior-reviewed speech, the microphone was turned off, pursuant to District policy and procedure."