Teacher Handcuffed After Publicly Questioning Superintendent's Pay

The Louisiana teacher was removed from the school board meeting, and subsequently handcuffed, for asking questions.

A Louisiana teacher was removed from a school board meeting and handcuffed following her questions regarding increases to the superintendent's salary.

On Monday night, Deyshia Hargrave, an English language arts teacher at Rene Rost Middle Schools in Kaplan, Louisiana, addressed the Vermilion Parish school board during the public comments portion of the meeting to discuss teacher salaries and pay raises.

Hargrave was removed after being warned that the time for public comment was not intended as a question-and-answer session. Upon asking her second question, she was grabbed by the on-duty city marshal and escorted from the meeting. Once outside, Hargrave was put to the floor and cuffed.

One female board member noted that no man has ever been removed from a meeting in the manner Hargrave was removed.

It is unclear if the marshal was acting on his own accord or on the orders of board members.

No charges against Hargrave were pursued.

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