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Outrage over teacher’s arrest leads to death threats for superintendent

Published on January 14, 2018


Outrage over teacher's arrest leads to death threats for superintendent

By Holly Yan and AnneClaire Stapleton

(CNN)A Louisiana superintendent says he’s received death threats after a teacher who criticized his proposed raise was sent to jail.

But Vermilion Parish Superintendent Jerome Puyau said he stands by the city marshal who removed the teacher from the public comment session of a school board meeting, CNN affiliate KATC reported.

“Our people know what to do, and when it happened, that person … that marshal acted in what we ask him to do,” Puyau told KATC.

Video of teacher Deyshia Hargrave getting handcuffed and arrested made international headlines Wednesday.

Hargrave was called upon to speak during the public comment part of the school board meeting when she started criticizing the superintendent’s proposed raise — from $110,190 to $140,188.

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