Teacher handcuffed, removed from school board meeting after asking about teacher payThe Hill
January 9, 2018
A teacher in Louisiana was removed Monday night from a school board meeting after a confrontation regarding teacher's pay.
During the public comments portion of the Vermilion Parish school board meeting, Deyshia Hargrave, an English language arts teacher at Rene Rost Middle School, asked questions to the board regarding teacher's salaries, according to a report from KATC.
She raised questions about the school board considering a $38,000 raise for the superintendent, saying she felt that giving raises to any person of leadership was a "slap in the face" to all the teachers, according to WGNTV.
She was told she was out of order and that the public comments portion of the meeting was not a question-and-answer period.
The teacher was called on a subsequent time and asked the board another question, according to the report.
She was then removed from the meeting by an Abbeville city marshal and handcuffed outside. She could be heard in a video taken of the incident yelling that the officer pushed her to the ground and she was told by the officer to "stop resisting."
The school board does not plan to press charges against the teacher, according to KATC.
See video here.