High School Valedictorian Silenced During Speech About ... Free Speech!

[Fox News] A Texas high school cut the mic of its valedictorian when he went off script during his graduation speech. Remington Reimer, who is heading to the Naval Academy in the fall, diverted from his pre-approved script to speak about the Constitution.

Reimer’s original speech included God, which was okay with the officials at Joshua High School.

MyFoxDFW.com reports: "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."


The school district said in 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.”

Tucker Carlson reacted on Fox and Friends, saying, “The idea that you would cut off the microphone of a guy giving a speech about free speech … you really have to live in an irony-free world to do something like that.”

He added, “How dumb! […] Is that really the lesson? That if someone violates the rule then you just crush them no matter what.”

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