Teacher Handcuffed After Questioning Superintendent’s Raise

A video is going viral of a teacher raising objections to a superintendent’s raise is going viral because of her being handcuffed afterward.

Now the school board says the teacher, removed, handcuffed, and jailed Monday night will not be charged. The ACLU is backing the teacher and says the expulsion from the meeting was unacceptable.

During the public comment period of a school board meeting, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana teacher Deyshia Hargrave questioned why the school administrator was being given a raise when, as class sizes balloon and teachers help students meet goals, it is the superintendent who gets the compensation instead of those who are on the front lines and are fighting to maintain their wage levels.

As she attempted to comment later, she was forcibly removed and later jailed.

Vermilion Parish teachers and the Vermilion Association of educators met last night to discuss the arrest and decide, as a whole, what they wanted to do moving forward. Over 100 people packed that meeting.

There is a public rally tomorrow by the association to protest the board’s actions. The video has over 1.6 million views.

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