A Louisiana middle school teacher was hauled out of a school board meeting in handcuffs on Monday evening after she asked about whether it was appropriate to be giving the school district’s superintendent a raise even as rank-and-file teachers haven’t gotten one in years.
Local news station KATC reports that Deyshia Hargrave, a teacher at Rene Rost Middle Schools in Kaplan, Louisiana, attended a Vermilion Parish School Board meeting on Monday to ask questions about how the board could vote to increase the superintendent’s pay despite the fact that many school employees have worked for years without a pay increase.
Hargrave was informed that she was not supposed to ask questions at the meeting, as this was only intended to be a forum for public feedback. Nonetheless, board members tried to answer her questions.
When Hargrave was called on a second time and proceeded to ask another question, however, an Abbeville city marshal who was on duty at the meeting walked over to her and asked her to leave the room.
She left voluntarily — but as soon as she stepped out the door, the marshal pushed her to the ground, placed her in handcuffs, and arrested her.
Vermilion Parish schools superintendent Jerome Puyau tells KATC that the district will not press charges against the teacher. The station also reports that it is unsure whether the marshal was acting on his own accord or if someone on the school board instructed him to arrest Hargrave.
Watch KATC’s video on the incident below.
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