A Vermilion Parish middle school teacher was removed from a special school board meeting on Monday night in handcuffs, according to a report.
Deyshia Hargrave was booked into the Abbeville City Jail after the incident on counts of remaining after being forbidden and resisting an officer, even though the school board decided not to press charges, KATC reported. She has since bonded out of jail.
Hargrave, an English language arts teacher at Rene Rost Middle School in Kaplan, addressed the Vermilion Parish School Board during the public comments section of the meeting to ask about teacher salaries and pay raises, KATC reported. Board President Anthony Fontana ruled that she was out of order and warned her that she could not ask questions during that portion of the meeting.
She was called on a second time and asked another question to the board, KATC reported. At that point, an Abbeville city marshal removed her from the meeting and placed handcuffs on her as she was escorted from the building, according to the report.
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It was not immediately clear if board members asked the city marshal to handcuff Hargrave, according to the report. The board does not plan to press charges against the teacher.
The board was meeting to discuss a new three-year contract for Superintendent Jerome Puyau. The board approved the deal, which includes incentives for pay raises based on performance, KATC reported.