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

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

Deyshia Hargrave, an English and language arts teacher at Rene A. Rost Middle School in Abbeville, addressed the school board while they were considering a vote to approve Superintendent Jerome Puyau's contract with a $38,000 pay raise, WGNO reported.

"A superintendent or any person in leadership getting any type of raise-I feel like it's a slap in the face for the teachers, the cafeteria workers or any other support staff we have".

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

The teacher was called on a subsequent time and asked the board another question, according to the report.

Hargrave continues to ask her question when a city marshal approaches her and tells her she needs to leave. The board does not plan to press charges against the teacher. She was later released on bond.

"She got away from what I believe was the germane issue", he said. The video then shows the woman on the floor in the hallway, where she is being handcuffed behind the back by the marshal.

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave spoke up during public comment and said, "You're making our jobs more hard". After being called on a second time, a city marshal stepped in. 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.

It was not immediately clear if board members asked the city marshal to handcuff Hargrave, according to the report.

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".

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

Global News reached out to the Abbeville Marshal's Office, but no one was unavailable for comment.

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