Vermilion Parish Teacher Handcuffed At School Board Meeting; Board Also Renews Superintendent’s Contract

UPDATE: Teacher removed from meeting charged, jailed

A teacher was arrested at tonight’s Vermilion Parish School Board Meeting during a discussion about renewing the superintendent’s contract.

A video posted on Youtube, by Chris Rosa which can be found here, shows a woman who was later identified as Deisha Hargrave questioning how the superintendent could get a raise when teachers, according to her, haven’t seen a bump in pay in years.

The board asked her to leave, but ultimately a city marshal’s deputy led her out of the boardroom and cuffed her in the hallway outside.

Board member Kibbie Pillette says the board voted 5 to 3 to give the superintendent a 3-year extension with a $38 thousand dollar raise.

Superintendent Jerome Puyau adds they don’t plan to press charges against Hargrave.