Teacher handcuffed after questioning superintendent's $38000 raise during school meeting

  • Teacher handcuffed after questioning superintendent's $38000 raise during school meeting

Teacher handcuffed after questioning superintendent's $38000 raise during school meeting

A TV news camera crew captured the moment a teacher from Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, was arrested during a school board meeting Monday night, and multiple recordings of the incident have spread quickly on social media. During the public comments period, Hargrave was asked to stop asking questions, and she obeyed.

A teacher in Louisiana was escorted out of a school board meeting in handcuffs after questioning the superintendent's pay. Deyshia Hargrave, an English language arts teacher at Rene Rost Middle Schools, addressed the board during the public comments portion of the meeting to discuss teacher salaries and pay raises.

While she was being recognized by the superintendent, an Abbeville city marshal approached her and asked her to leave.

After the board approved the raise, Hargrave was again recognized by the board and voiced her frustrations.

According to ABC 13, Hargrave attempted to ask how the superintendent, Jerome Puyau, was able to get a raise when the teachers hadn't in years.

She said that it was unfair that he was being given a performance-based raise when it was the teachers and students who were "doing the work" to meet those goals. She was later removed in handcuffs.

"I'm not - you just pushed me to the floor", Hargrave responds as the unnamed officer begins to push her towards the exit.

The superintendent said that the board would not press charges against Hargrave, but records showed that she was booked in jail, KATC reported.

School board member Laurie Leblanc did speak out for Ms Hargrave after the incident, saying: "what happened here tonight, the way that females are treated in Vermillion Parrish.I have never seen a man removed from this room". Fontana said it would have been the marshal's duty to escort her out of the meeting but not arrest her unless she had committed a crime.