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
  • CAMS Graphics

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

  • Teacher

    If this brave teacher had not gotten this media attention, she would have faced charges and would have been fired.  I'm a veteran teacher and have seen it happen to me and many, many others.  They just give you some bad BS evaluations and then fire you.  There is absolutely nothing that you can do.  I tried lawyers, media, union, one would help me.  My fellow teachers just took it and moved on because they don't have the money or the time to fight. Administrators, superintendents, board members, and the freaking secretary of education should have the SAME salary as teachers and be required to teach at least one class.  Most of these idiots have taught for a couple of years or have never taught at all.  They are worthless.  They do nothing except force us to implement their ridiculous policies and subject us to insane evaluation systems like COMPASS..  We have a huge teacher shortage so why not put these people in the classroom so we can see just how well they teach.  They wouldn't last a MINUTE in a classroom.

  • Ma N

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

  • 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..

  • Tina Hazard

    It's a sad day in America when freedom of speech is no longer an American citizens right. How dare that principal make this about him and his family, he should be ashamed of himself. We want our children to respect the teachers but yet we can't seem to show them respect as adults.

  • Don Malo

    What a bunch of balogna

  • Al T

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

  • atestring100

    That RENTACOP needs to be arrested for assault

  • mkjrhodes

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

  • Crypto Mike

    Boo Hoo....Mr. Super.....Boo Hoo....

  • Teacher

    I've been a teacher for 25 years in Louisiana in different systems.  I've been through Everything.  People have no idea how we are treated.  I hope this video will finally bring attention to the broken and corrupt school system.  The raise issue is just the tip of the iceberg.  Our union is a joke.  We are worked to death and blamed for everything.  We are forced to change grades to graduate illiterate thugs.  We have been stripped of any power after our tenure was taken away years ago.  We can't punish or fail anyone.  They don't suspend the students anymore.  Now all they do this "Restorative" crap.  As a result, the students are out of control.   There are barely any career teachers's a revolving door of Teach for America kids who leave in a couple of years after their student debts have been paid off.  I am still in this business only because I will be retiring soon with a pension, but not many people make it as long as I have.

  • 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

  • Teacher

    St Charles Parish Public Schools and Plaquemines Parish Public Schools treat teachers the same way or worse.  I'm a veteran teacher who has worked there and have seen it for myself.  Hopefully the media investigates them.

  • 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.

  • Louise Smith

    A $30,000 dollar raise ?

  • John Nelson

    That sorry excuse for a superintendent and that jack booted thug with a badge should be fired immediately. They violated that woman's constitutional rights. Plain and simple. Bring back vigilante lynching in the city square.

  • Jim Blane

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

  • guru dogg

    What a Natzi woman hating pervet of boys...

  • Teacher

    If you even say the word "union" in St Charles Public Schools in Louisiana, you are fired.  Unions in that parish are illegal.  These out of the way parishes don't consider themselves part of the United States and get away with everything.  When I tried to get an investigative reporter to help me, they literally said "This is waaaaay out of my area."  He didn't want to drive all the way down there even once to investigate because it was so far from New Orleans.  Most teachers had to commute back and forth to there for years. These are the small corrupt towns that you would see on 80s shows like "The A-Team" where there is no justice and people have to call the A Team for help.

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  • 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.

  • Peter Franks

    I hope he and his entire family gets a beating.

  • Brian Burgess

    don't worry... He will also meet his maker someday....

  • Cathy Jeffrey

    Why hasn't that marshal been identified? Fontana called him in, but was he instructed to arrest her?

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