PETALUMA, California. – A Northern California high school valedictorian is angry at her graduation speech to classmates was cut off after they veered from the approved script.
The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reports that Lulabel Seitz was shocked the microphone is muted during its June 2 speech.
Petaluma High School officials say that the speakers had been warned of their microphones would be turned off if they are derived from the approved scripts.
Seitz says they were sexually assaulted on the campus and wanted to show frustration, due to a lack of action by the school. In a YouTube video of her uncensored speech, she criticized the defense of the perpetrators and silencing of the victims.
Principal David Stirrat said the school had been tipped off in advance that Seitz can deviate from its script.
Seitz will participate in the Stanford University.
Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com