Rooha Hagharmehdiabadi was giving her graduation speech in the Emmett J. Conrad High School, but as soon as she mentioned the names of two black teens who were killed several years ago, her microphone stopped working.
Seconds before Principal Temesghen Asmerom is seen pinching his throat and giving someone a thumbs up signal.
After the valedictorian leaves the podium, the principle takes the mic, which miraculously starts working again.
According to the school’s officials, the incident is being investigated.
12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police officers in 2014. 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer n in 2012. Both were black.
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