Why did this high school administration bully a valedictorian?
Joshua High School officials didn’t just act like a school bully when they turned off a valedictorian’s speech after the speaker mentioned Jesus. They also violated Texas law and the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution . . . when a Christian valedictorian at Joshua High School referenced his faith in his graduation speech, school officials literally turned the microphone off. The valedictorian has been accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy to become an officer, and Principal Mick Cochran threatened to write a letter to the Navy saying that this young man is of poor character, attempting to persuade the Navy to refuse allowing this talented student to attend. . . . legally, Joshua High School and its employees are in serious trouble. [Attorney] Sasser is requesting a meeting with the school board by June 24 to discuss a public apology and a public promise never to do this with another student.Sounds like a very clear case of attempting to intimidate this student with threats, religious discrimination, and a first amendment civil rights' violation to me.I'd say Mr. Cochran has some explaining to do, possibly before a jury. Were I this young man, I'd be demanding a lot more than just an apology. Story here.