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Maybe something to use as part of a story.

Grant

Truth is stranger than fiction.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-12/arrested-louisiana-teacher-hopes-experience-empowers-students/9324826

The turmoil followed the board's 5-3 vote approving a new three-year contract raising Vermilion schools superintendent Jerome Puyau's salary by roughly $US38,000, to about $US177,000 annually, with incentive targets that could add 3 per cent a year.

Video of the meeting shows Ms Hargrave addressed the superintendent directly after raising her hand and being invited to speak. She was then asked to leave.

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Deyshia Hargrave was escorted out of the school by deputy city marshal Reggie Hilts after she contested a planned salary increase for the Louisiana school board member despite teachers not being given one in a decade.

Replies:   Jim S
richardshagrin

Not all that strange for Lousyana.

Jim S
Updated:

@Grant

I watched a video of this event (if its the same one). Apparently, the teacher was being disruptive at a board meeting. She was completely disruptive and just kept on speaking when asked to stay on the topic under consideration or be quiet. Opting for neither, she was escorted out by security and arrested when she became unruly. From what I saw, no other member of the audience gave her any support. In fact, a large number of the faces registered disgust if I remember correctly.

Her motivation isn't clear although I'll grant that the raise seems high (an almost 5% annual increase when compounded over the 5 year period with no raise), so any author could let their creative juices flow here. I offer several possibilities:

1. A union sympathizer or organizer attempting to make a scene because of the large pay raise being considered for the superintendent but not her,

2. A SJW attempting their usual disruptive crap,

3. A manic patient off her meds,

4. A truly concerned teacher who just lost it.

The last paragraph is slightly inaccurate in that the pay increase wasn't for members of the school board, only the superintendent. And he hadn't had one for five years. But no reason for that little factoid getting in the way of a good screech.

Replies:   Grant
Grant

@Jim S

She was completely disruptive and just kept on speaking when asked to stay on the topic under consideration or be quiet

The topic was whether or not to allow the pay increase. Surely arguments for why it shouldn't be given are relevant to granting or not granting it?

The last paragraph is slightly inaccurate in that the pay increase wasn't for members of the school board, only the superintendent.

That was stated in the article I read.

And he hadn't had one for five years.

And the teachers haven't had one in a decade, so it seems a little premature to be giving him one. Another 5 years to go.

Facts & rumors & speculation aside, it's something an author might want to make use of.

Replies:   Jim S
Jim S

@Grant

Facts & rumors & speculation aside, it's something an author might want to make use of.

I agree. And as my little exercise shows, any situation will come down to the point an author is trying to make. Different people see things differently. Even when they're looking at the same facts.

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