Freedom of Speech Threat foiled at Texas High School

A North Texas high school silenced its Valedictorian’s microphone during his speech, prompting questions over his free speech rights.

microphone1Students 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.”

Many attendees initially asked if the microphone was turned off because Reimer mentioned religion.

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