US Teacher Handcuffed During Board Meeting For Questioning Boss's Raise

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"I talked with the attorney for the school board, and they do not wish to pursue any charges against the teacher".

Fontana told Hargrave that the public comments section of the meeting was not to be used as a question-and-answer session, KATC reported.

A Louisiana teacher was handcuffed and escorted out of a school board meeting after she questioned the superintendent's $38,000 raise, according to KATC.

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

Deyshia Hargrave, a middle school language arts teacher, spoke prior to the vote and questioned the school board's decision to consider a $38,000 raise for Superintendent Jerome Puyau.

A city marshal on duty at the meeting approached her as she continued to speak and directed her to leave the room.

On Tuesday morning, Hargrave's Facebook page was filled with supportive comments, some thanking her for taking a stand.

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Teacher Deyshia Hargrave spoke up during public comment and said, "You're making our jobs more hard".

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 taken outside by a police officer, handcuffed, and arrested for resisting arrest. He told her to "stop resisting", to which she replied, "I am not, you just pushed me to the floor".

Her removal did not go unnoticed, and one female board member said, "What happened here tonight".

"It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermillion Parish", Hargrave said.

The National Education Association reported that Louisiana saw the largest decrease in average public school teacher salary between 2014 and 2015, with the average salary for the 2015-2016 school year coming out to approximately $47,000.

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