Louisiana teacher handcuffed after questioning superintendent's pay raise during school board meeting


A weird incident at a school board meeting in Louisiana Monday night after a teacher is removed from the meeting in handcuffs.

Deyshia Hargrave, a teacher at Rene Rost Middle School, addressed the school board during pubic comments to discuss teacher salaries and pay raises, KATC-TV reports.

"I have a serious issue with a superintendent or any person of leadership getting any type of raise", Hargrave can be heard saying in the video.

After she asked several questions, board President Anthony Fontana ruled Hargrave out of order and warned her that the public comment portion of the meeting was not a question-and-answer session.

She was called on a second time and asked another question to the board, KATC reported.

But once a city marshal got her out into a hallway, he started roughing her up as he slapped on the silver bracelets.

She is now out on bond.

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She had gone years without a raise, so she wanted to know why the superintendent was getting one.

Hargrave reportedly told district Superintendent Jerome Puyau that it was a "slap in the face" that he was receiving a raise.

Fontana, who voted in favor of the final contract, said the board employs a city marshal to provide security during meetings. According to news site Education Week, "a survey of more than 1,800 public and private school teachers conducted in the 2015-16 school year" showed that the average American educator had to spend $600 of their own money in order to provide adequate school supplies for their students.

A KATC reporter then recorded the marshal putting Hargrave into handcuffs and escorting her from the building.

Aside from these remarks, our association will honor Ms. Hargrave's wishes and refrain from any additional comments at this time, as the case is ongoing.

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".

The teacher was booked into jail last night, even though the superintendent told KATC shortly after the meeting that he had called to inform police that the system didn't want any charges pressed.