A TV news camera crew captured the moment a teacher from Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, was arrested during a school board meeting Monday night, and multiple recordings of the incident have spread quickly on social media.
Hargrave, an English language arts teacher at Rene Rost Middle Schools, addressed the board during the public comments portion of the meeting to discuss teacher salaries and pay raises.
"I have a serious issue with a superintendent or any person of leadership getting any type of raise", Hargrave can be heard saying in the video.
Fontana told Hargrave that the public comments section of the meeting was not to be used as a question-and-answer session, KATC reported. She questioned the raise a time when pay teachers and other staff has stagnated, despite larger class sizes and improved outcomes for students.
However, immediately after Hargrave stepped out of the meeting, the city marshal aggressively wrestled the teacher to the ground, slapped handcuffs on her, and forced her out of the building. She is heard responding: "I am not - you just pushed me to the floor".
Following the freakish - and violent - arrest, Vermilion Parish School Board Superintendent Jerome Puyau told the local news outlet the district won't press charges against Hargrave. She has since bonded out.
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"You're gonna leave, or I'm gonna remove you", the officer said to Hargrave, before leading her from the meeting room under the protest of other teachers in attendance.
Ms Hargrave told the board: "you're making our job more difficult" by not addressing valid pay concerns. City Prosecutor Ike Funderburk told KATC that the School System officials had called him this morning to reiterate that the system wasn't interested in pursuing charges.
It remains unclear if the marshal was acting under the orders of the board members in attendance, or by his own accord.
KATC reports the teacher was booked into jail.
Hargrave has yet to comment on her removal.
Global News reached out to the Abbeville Marshal's Office, but no one was unavailable for comment.