Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Louisiana teacher removed from school board meeting in handcuffs, booked into jail

Our schools belong to the public, as do our police forces. Police should not help school officials intimidate members of the public in open meetings. In this case, if a teacher deserved to be arrested for engaging in a question-and-answer session during public comment, then the school board members who also took part in the question-and-answer session should have been arrested. But why would anybody want to arrest either a citizen or a public official for discussing a matter of public interest?

It appears that the superintendent has some problems, and the board needs to take charge.

Story 1:
A Vermilion Parish middle school teacher was removed from a special school board meeting on Monday night in handcuffs, according to a report.

Update: 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...

Story 2:
"I have never seen a man removed from this room."
Louisiana teacher who criticized superintendent raise later handcuffed
Jan 9, 2018

...Her removal did not go unnoticed by one woman at the meeting. "What happened here tonight. The way that females are treated in Vermilion Parish. I have never seen a man removed from this room. Never. I have never seen a man removed from this room."...

Story 3:

Teacher removed from school board meeting in handcuffs
A Louisiana teacher was violently arrested at a public school board meeting Monday night after she questioned her superintendent for giving himself a raise when teachers and administrators were made to go without.

Rene Rost Middle School English teacher Deyshia Hargrave was asked to leave the meeting because she was asking questions instead of making declarative statements during a public-comment portion of the Vermilion Parish school board meeting, according to KATC TV-3.

But once a city marshal got her out into a hallway, he started roughing her up as he slapped on the silver bracelet...

When she was called on to speak a second time, board president Anthony Fontana ruled her out of order and called in the marshal, the outlet reported.

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