Valedictorian's mic is cut off as she starts to mention alleged sexual assault on campus

Lulabel Seitz, 17, was silenced during her graduation speech when she says administrators from Petaluma High School realized she was about to talk about alleged assaults — including one against her — and the treatment of victims.

Seitz, who will be attending Stanford University in the fall and double-majoring in applied mathematics and economics, said she wasn’t going to raise the issues — until administrators specifically told to keep it out of her speech.

“They made all these rules to prevent me from speaking,” Seitz said. “So I decided to use the opportunity to bring it up.”