Deyshia Hargrave, Louisiana Teacher Arrested At School Board Meeting, Speaks Out | TODAY

A Louisiana teacher who questioned a school superintendent’s salary raise was removed from a school board meeting, then handcuffed, and the incident was caught on camera. In an exclusive interview with NBC’s Tammy Leitner, Deyshia Hargrave says it’s “sad” that it took a woman being forcibly removed from a meeting to get people engaged. She says her students who saw the video were “fine, so I’m fine.”

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Deyshia Hargrave, Louisiana Teacher Handcuffed At School Board Meeting, Speaks Out | TODAY
  • margaret thomason

    A good time for the superintendent to get a raise is after the superintendent requires that the teachers who live on less than half of what he makes, gets a raise first.What a whimp. Save the tears for the poor teachers who don't make enough to pay their mortgages or put food on their tables.

  • richard suggs

    I guarantee that the cop will never apologize. Cops never admit that they were wrong.

  • CrismaFire

    School board needs to be removed BY FORCE with armed officers. Banned from anything school.

  • Frank Geng

    “Free speech!”、“human rights!”、“Democracy!!”——America,hahahaha

  • Jason Waite

    "I do not support our people getting arrested.. HOWEVER ..." Okay if you "but", or "however", it just negating ANYTHING you said before!

  • Stacey Allard

    Not Pressing charges for WHAT?! A good time for a superintendent to get a raise is when the teachers under him have the funding they and most of all - the STUDENTS- deserve!!!!!!!

  • Kelly Ford

    Arrested...for what? What was the charge...the charge they’re now not going to pursue? If this teacher was following protocol - speaking during the “Public Open Session” of a School Board Meeting - what was the charge?? Or, did she interrupt protocol/format and just stand up and start speaking? I happen to agree with her line of questioning - however, as a teacher, SHE KNOWS A) during Open Session - the School Board Members, Superintendent and the rest of the crew sitting at that table up front cannot answer questions from the audience, B) during that time is a GREAT time to get “on-the-record” and C) if she just burst out...she was out of order. Having said that, I think that Superintendent is a sniveling cry baby just boo-hooing for the cameras and, frankly, SHE’S not that, “...if they have to remove a woman...”. BUT, then again...we have a media outlet ONLY reporting what they want us to see and NEVER THE WHOLE STORY WITH THE FACTS.


    However,.... you're a jerk!!

  • Ma N

    I'd vote every single one of them out of their positions and never let them back in.

  • mkjrhodes

    The superintendent got a 30k raise? and not a single raise for teachers in a decade? That makes no sense

  • Al T

    LOL, listen to the superintendent, oh me, oh me, oh me... Oh, my family... Oh, only my family.. Screw the school and the folks in the town.. I want to steel there tax dollars. Oh, thank you law enforcement who you get tax dollar to off these town slaves..

  • 1adventurebound

    Hmmm. Removing her from the room was excessive. Jerking away from the deputy was wrong. I can't help but wonder what happened in the hall. Regardless of who you are or whether the police are right or wrong, NEVER physically resist them or be verbally abusive. Not only will you lose the fight, misconduct on your part will cause you to lose credibility. Any improper actions should be addressed through appropriate channels.

  • afvro75

    She should have suit the the police department for her unlawful arrest and the superintendent as well.

  • FrankWhite248

    I see a white woman not following the rules then getting upset when the rules are enforced. The gavel was banged and she proceeded to keep talking. She thought her privilege would allow her to get away with that. I wish he would've shot her then claimed she reached in her bag just to see if you white people really do always "back the blue" lmao

  • Steve Healy

    The executive guy of the school should be shot.

  • Yellobn

    She should have never been arrested. Why is he crying? He help creates the problem. 😔😣He should be apologizing to the teacher.

  • winger j

    nothing shocking here to anyone who lives in loserana. Loserana cages more humans than any other place in the world. And St. Tammany Parish is way worse than vermillion.

  • Kirk Boswell

    THE SCHOOL BOARD WON'T BE PRESSING CHARGES???????? Really!!!! The school board can't justify any charges. The person who needs to be doing something is the teacher for false arrest. She wasn't being disruptive, she was asking questions. She wasn't resisting because she voluntarily left when told to do so by the officer. She wasn't threatening anyone, but was manhandled by a policeman and placed in handcuffs the moment that the camera wasn't on him to give him the sneaky opportunity to say the magic words "stop resisting". Blatant abuse of power, and clearly an attempt to intimidate because the teacher was cooperating with the police from the moment he stepped up to her. Any way that you slice this it's false arrest.

  • Freedom or Death


  • Al T

    Did anyone see this teacher threaten the superintendent?? I didn't.. What I did see was the Delphi Technique in full force....

  • Figga That

    People are greedy but it’s the way things are don’t let this distract you from the truth. What’s the truth? Idk everyone has their own truth find yours

  • CAMS Graphics

    America is Great Again - $110 now $140k per year now, and maximum teachers can get is $45k....

  • Jim Blane

    If this stupid fat pig doesn't know the difference between disorderly conduct and the 1st amendment, she should not be teaching.

  • Louise Smith

    A $30,000 dollar raise ?

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