Louisiana’s attorney general sued a local school board Thursday over a meeting disrupted by the video-recorded arrest of a teacher being roughly handcuffed on a hallway floor after she criticized the district superintendent’s pay raise.
Attorney General Jeff Landry’s lawsuit accuses the Vermilion Parish School Board and its members of violating the state’s Open Meetings Law by stifling public debate at the Jan. 8 meeting.
Middle school English teacher Deyshia Hargrave, whose arrest sparked outrage after video of it spread online, said the suit is good news for “anyone who speaks at public meetings.”
“It has been the most stressful two months of thinking that nothing was going to happen and that all this happened for nothing — and something has happened,” Hargrave told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday outside the Kaplan school where she works. Read more…