Arrested Louisiana teacher says lawsuit seems likely

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

    She questioned Puyau's raise, given that teachers haven't received an increase in 10 years, despite growing class sizes and other demands.

    ...Fontana then declared that her comment wasn't "germane" to the vote on the contract, and banged his gavel in an attempt to silence her. According to school board member Kibbie Pillette, Fontana then beckoned off-camera to the officer, who interrupted Hargrave while she was speaking and ordered her out.

    "I'm going," she said, making her way out. The officer followed her into the hallway, where moments later, a camera recorded her on the floor with her hands behind her back, being handcuffed and complaining that the officer had pushed her down.
    Arrested Louisiana teacher says lawsuit seems likely: 'My First Amendment rights were violated'

    How dare anyone question a $30,000 raise?
     
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    From what I saw, Hargrave was polite and on-topic about the Superintendents raise

    Fontana was rude and dismissive of a woman who dared to question him

    Calling in muscle (I don't blame the officer) was inappropriate
     

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