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The Latest: Arrested teacher thrilled with lawsuit.

Byline: The Associated Press

A Louisiana teacher whose video-recorded arrest and handcuffing at a school board meeting drew internet outrage says she's thrilled that the state attorney general has filed a lawsuit over the meeting. Attorney General Jeff Landry's lawsuit, filed Thursday, accuses Vermilion Parish School Board members of violating the state's Open Meetings Law at the Jan. 8 meeting. Teacher Deyshia Hargrave was escorted out of the meeting and arrested after she criticized a salary increase for the parish schools superintendent. The suit asks the court to nullify board actions at the Jan. 8 meeting, including its vote to raise Superintendent Jerome Puyau's salary by roughly $30,000. The suit also seeks civil penalties against board members. Hargrave told The Associated Press that she had feared no action would be taken against the board.    

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Publication:New Orleans CityBusiness
Date:Mar 9, 2018
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