Hundreds rally in Abbeville for arrested Vermilion Parish teacher

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Video of the meeting showed that Hargrave addressed the superintendent directly after raising her hand to speak and being recognized.

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 wasn't sure how they were gonna feel about it", she said.

Video of Deyshia Hargrave being arrested during a Monday night school board meeting has gone viral.

Teachers, meanwhile, haven't received a salary increase in about decade.

Deyshia Hargrave was arrested for speaking out at a board meeting on the standing superintendent's almost $30,000 pay raise.

"I was shocked, and I heard myself say to Suzanne, 'They what?' " said Debbie Meaux, president of the Louisiana Association of Educators. "However, a person has to follow the rules".

In the end, the school board approved Puyau's raise to $140,188 - a salary boost of 27%. He told KATC that it was his first pay increase in his five years, and that the district has experienced significant improvement under his watch.

"It should not have happened and it cast a negative light on our state and, you know, it's very regrettable", he said.

Since those in attendance at Monday's board meeting were allowed to comment on superintendent Jerome Puyau's pay raise, Hargrave chose to make mention of the "serious issue" she had with such action occurring. Hargrave continued to press the board members further, but she was eventually escorted out of the meeting by an officer on site.

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Teachers and community members demonstrate in Abbesville, Louisiana, to express outrage over the arrest of a teacher during a school board meeting captured on video.

Public records show base salaries for Vermilion Parish teachers past year ranged from $39,458 to $58,658. "The teacher was arrested in Vermilion Parish in Louisiana". School officials said they've received numerous death threats in response for allowing the officer's handling of the instructor.

Falcon told NBC News on Thursday that Hilts "was very aggressive".

Puyau hasn't responded to HuffPost's repeated requests for comment.

Arrest records indicate that Hargrave was booked into the city jail for "remaining after being forbidden" and "resisting an officer", reported KATC, which added that the cooperation of the school system was not required for an arrest and the officer could apprehend her on his complaint.

This story has been corrected to show that Fontana's first name is Anthony and that he is the Vermilion Parish School Board president.

Hargrave, a Vermilion Parish middle school teacher, spoke at a rally in Abbeville Thursday afternoon organized by Vermilion Parish educators wanting to show their support for her. "It's about the teacher, and everybody wants to side on the poor little woman who got thrown out", Fontana told WAFB. "Well, she made a choice".

"When she realized she had to get out, she picked up her purse and walked out", LeBeouf observed. Many say the violence shown in the video does not reflect what their community is really like.

Alicia LaSalle is a second-year teacher at the school where marshal Reggie Hilts serves as a resource officer.

The group Copwatch, which lists complaints against police officers and often videos police making arrests to post online, put the department on notice.

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