Teacher handcuffed after speaking out about pay at Vermillion schools meeting

ABBEVILLE, La. -- A Louisiana teacher who spoke out about teacher pay at a school board meeting was handcuffed by a law officer as she screamed on the floor while the officer tried to gain control of her in a brief struggle. In dramatic video posted by KATC-TV, the teacher yells at the officer that he'd just pushed her to the ground. The officer orders her to "stop resisting."

KATC-TV 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.

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Teacher Deyshia Hargrave being removed in handcuffs from a school board meeting in Vermillion, Louisiana.

KATC-TV

The station says the teacher had addressed the board about teacher salaries and raises, and school board president Anthony Fontana at one point ruled her "out of order."

A city marshal on duty at the meeting approached her as she continued to speak and directed her to leave the room. She was then apprehended in the hallway.

KATC-TV reports the teacher was booked into jail. Superintendent Jerome Puyau told the station he called to made sure police knew the system was not pressing charges.

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Teacher Deyshia Hargrave being approached by an officer at a school board meeting in Vermillion, Louisiana. She was later removed in handcuffs.

KATC-TV

It is unclear whether the marshal acted on board members' orders or his own accord, according to KATC-TV.