North Texas school district apologizes to valedictorian after cutting short graduation speech

  • Updated: June 20, 2013 - 7:40 PM

JOSHUA, Texas — A North Texas school district has apologized to a high-school valedictorian whose microphone was switched off during a graduation ceremony when he deviated from prepared remarks.

Joshua School District Superintendent Fran Marek apologized to Remington Reimer after meeting with him and his attorney Thursday. In a statement, Marek says she wishes Reimer "success for all future endeavors."

Reimer's microphone was switched off during the June 6 ceremony after he deviated from prepared remarks and began talking about his religious beliefs.

He also alleged that his principal threatened to contact the U.S. Naval Academy, where Reimer has been accepted, to complain about his bad character. But Marek said "the district has never intended to, nor will take, punitive action."

Reimer says he's thankful and knew the school district would support him.

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