Teacher arrested, handcuffed after speaking up at school board meeting


The median household income for Vermilion Parish was $47,083 in 2016, according to census statistics. Then when she was called on again by the board, the marshal stepped up and asked her to leave.

Told Hargrave (see first video below), 'For a superintendent or any person in a position of leadership getting any type of raise, I feel like it's a slap in the face for teachers, cafeteria workers and any other support staff we have'.

"We are doing the work, the students are doing the work", Ms. Hargrave continued.

"Hold on, I am way smaller than you", the woman then said to the marshal as he shoved her toward an exit. "And we have not gotten raises". When we have class sizes that are that big. "It's basically taking it out of our pockets". In a longer video posted on YouTube by a reporter for the Abbeville Meridional, the officer is heard telling Hargrave outside the building that he had given her "many lawful orders to leave".

Hargrave reportedly told district Superintendent Jerome Puyau that it was a "slap in the face" that he was receiving a raise. "Is it against policy to stand?".

"She got away from what I believe was the germane issue", he said.

"I have reviewed the video and I am not going to approve any charges against the teacher", Funderburk said.

'It was comments for the superintendent, ' Hargrave continues.

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"I'm not - you just pushed me to the floor", a visibly shaken Hargrave responded.

Deyshia HargraveWas Deyshia Hargrave really out of the order or perhaps the school board?

Board president Anthony Fontana ruled Hargrave "out of request" after she suggested a few conversation starters - and it was not an inquiry and-answer period. After posing another question, an Abbeville city marshal on duty at the meeting escorted Hargrave out of the meeting.

KATC reports that the skirmish involving Deyshia Hargrave, a middle school language arts teacher, and an Abbeville city marshal happened Monday during a meeting of the Vermillion Parish schools.

The teacher was still jailed and later released on bond.

She was placed in an Abbeville police patrol vehicle. Any action that infringes upon this right is unlawful and unacceptable. They use children as pawns, but never producing the results needed to benefit the children'. The cooperation of the school system would not be required to arrest her on either of those charges; the officer could arrest her on his complaint.

'She neither ranted nor raved.

It is now unclear if the city marshal acted on his own accord or under the direction of someone on the board.