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Delgado's visit to Middleburgh HS leads to discussion about censorship

May 31, 2019 03:50 PM

Rep. Antonio Delgado visited students at Middleburgh High School Thursday.

The students say they were told by school officials that they could ask him questions about agriculture and education, but not guns and abortion.

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Some students felt they were being censored and emailed NewsChannel 13 anchor Elaine Houston about it. They said they wanted to ask about guns and abortion.

Delgado's office says they had not requested any limits on topics of duscussion.

School district spokesman Ben Amey says, "...due to the limited time frame, students were encouraged to stay on topic. At no time were students told they could not ask a question about any topic."

After hearing from the students, we reached out to the congressman's office to put the issue of censorship to him.

"I've welcomed robust conversation on any topics students want to engage in," he said in a reply. "I think it's critically important for our young people to learn about the power of civic engagement, and question those elected to represent their interests."

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Aidan Bean

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