La. Teacher Handcuffed At School Board Meeting After Talking About Pay

No charges for Vermilion Parish teacher who was handcuffed removed from board meeting

The Abbeville Police Department says they have received numerous emails and phone calls about the arrest but all questions concerning this incident should be made to the Vermilion Parish School Board.

Fontana told Hargrave that the public comments section of the meeting was not to be used as a question-and-answer session, KATC reported.

Hargrave exited the room on her own, but once she reached the hallway, the officer took her to the ground and handcuffed her, leaving onlookers shocked.

After Hargrave began asking more questions about the raise, a city marshal on duty at the meeting allegedly approached her and warned, "you are going to leave or I am going to remove you".

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

Requests for comment from Hargrave and Puyau were not immediately returned Tuesday afternoon.




Superintendent Jerome Puyau reportedly told KATC that no charges were filed against the teacher.

He also added that the marshal who arrested Hargrave is a school officer employed by the school board who was "not acting in any official capacity on behalf of the city of Abbeville". Shortly after being escorted out of the meeting, Hargrave was handcuffed by an Abbeville city marshal. She was later released on bond.

"His job is to make sure that we have orderly board meetings, he knows what our policy is and he knows how to handle it", he said.

School board member Laurie Leblanc did speak out for Ms Hargrave after the incident, saying: "what happened here tonight, the way that females are treated in Vermillion Parrish.I have never seen a man removed from this room".

The National Education Association reported that Louisiana saw the largest decrease in average public school teacher salary between 2014 and 2015, with the average salary for the 2015-2016 school year coming out to approximately $47,000.

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