Valedictorian Blasts Teachers + Staff in Scathing Graduation Speech [VIDEO]
It started out as a normal graduation speech. But a California high school valedictorian's graduation address took a stark turn when she called out one of her teachers for being intoxicated during class and her guidance counselor for offer little to no guidance.
Nataly Buhr, a senior at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, offered thanks to her family and the teachers who she said did contribute to her success. She then put members of the school's staff on blast.
"To my counselor, thanks for teaching me to fend for myself," she said. "You expressed to me your joy in knowing that one of your students was valedictorian when you had absolutely no role in my achievements."
Nataly expressed her disdain for the school's office staff for being inefficient and then unleashed on one of her teachers who she said has a drinking problem.
"To the teacher who was regularly intoxicated during class this year, thank you for using yourself as an example to teach students about the dangers of alcoholism."
Buhr's mother tells CBS 8 that she stands behind her daughter and her decision to call attention to the school's shortcomings.
Nataly's entire speech is the second video below.