Update Emerges After Teacher Suddenly Arrested During School Board Meeting

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January 10, 2018Jan 10, 2018

It was reported on Monday that a Louisiana teacher questioned whether the school's superintendent should receive a raise. Suddenly, she was ushered out of the school board meeting and handcuffed for her actions, according to NPR

 

The dramatic arrest on Monday, which was captured on live video, has sparked an outrage throughout the United States. In fact, the video went absolutely viral, garnering more than 1.7 million views on YouTube. The school board offices for Vermilion Parish were shut down on Tuesday after receiving numerous threats by unhappy residents and video viewers.

The Vermilion Parish teacher who was arrested, Deyshia Hargrave, will not face any charges for her conduct. 

According to Ike Funderburk, who is the city attorney in Abbeville, the school board has expressed that they do not wish to pursue any charges against the teacher. 

"I have reviewed the video and I am not going to approve any charges against the teacher," Ike Funderburk remarked. "I have talked with the attorney for the school board. They do not wish to pursue any charges against the teacher."

During the board meeting, the teacher stood up to voice her opposition to the superintendent getting a raise. 

"I have a serious issue with a superintendent or any person in a position of leadership getting any type of raise," she said. "It's absurd that we're even considering giving someone a raise when these teachers are working this hard and not getting a dime."

You can watch the full incident in the video below. 

After voicing her opinion, she complied with an order by an officer to leave the room. But soon the video shows the officer forcibly putting Hargrave in handcuffs as other teachers voiced outrage. 

"What are you doing, can you explain?" Hargrave asks. 

The officer then ordered her to "stop resisting." 

She replied that she wasn't resisting and then explained that the officer pushed her to the floor. 

The officer then said that he gave her numerous order to leave and ushers her into the back of a police vehicle. 

 

According to NPR, the city appears to be distancing itself from the officer. The officer, claims the city, isn't acting in "any official capacity on behalf of the city of Abbeville."

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