Mic cut off when grad's speech criticizes administrators
Posted: Jun 20 2017 09:32AM EDT
Video Posted: Jun 20 2017 09:40AM EDT
Updated: Jun 20 2017 09:45AM EDT
WEST PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania high school valedictorian had his microphone silenced when his commencement speech went off script and criticized the district's administrators.
Wyoming Area High School grad Peter Butera, who was also his class president, tells The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens' Voice that he doesn't think Friday's speech "could have gone any better" adding, that "them cutting my microphone proved my point to be true."
School Superintendent Janet Serino says commencement speeches are vetted and students can't deviate from remarks they submit. Still, she says student input is important, so she's scheduled a meeting with Butera about how things might improve in the district.
Tonight at graduation, I gave a speech in hopes of improving the future of Wyoming Area. However, administration would...