Teacher handcuffed after questioning superintendent's pay raise during school board meeting

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The Vermilion Parish teacher who made national headlines after she was handcuffed, removed from a school board meeting and booked into jail for asking questions about a big raise for the superintendent will not face criminal charges, according to KATC.

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 the board approved the raise, Hargrave was again recognized by the board and voiced her frustrations. I don't care if the performance targets are met - you're making our jobs even more hard.

"I have a serious issue with a superintendent or any person of leadership getting any type of raise", Hargrave was seen saying in a YouTube video.

Noting that class sizes had grown, Hargrave told the Vermillion Parish School Board that it was "unspeakable" and "absurd" that the superintendent was getting a raise "when teachers are working this hard, and not even getting a dime".

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

Fontana, who voted in favor of the final contract, said the board employs a city marshal to provide security during meetings.

No charges were filed against Hargrave.

"How are you taking the raise when you're basically taking from teachers and employees under you?" she asked.

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

Her removal did not go unnoticed, and one female board member said, "What happened here tonight".

KATC reports the teacher was booked into jail.

Moments later, Hargrave is seen being taken to the ground, handcuffed, and dragged out of the building by the much larger marshal as fellow teachers looked on in horror.

As Puyau began to to directly address Hargrave, the city marshal officer asked her to leave.

Deyshia Hargrave is an English language arts teacher at Rene Rost Middle Schools in Vermilion Parish.

Based on her face and the faces of those around her, there appeared to be tensions between those sitting in the crowd and the school board as teacher pay and salaries were being discussed. The Abbeville Police Department did not arrest the teacher. Any action that infringes upon this right is unlawful and unacceptable.

Hargrave has yet to comment on her removal.

It's unclear if the deputy marshal was acting on his own accord-of if he was called on to have Hargrave removed.

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