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Brenda Leroux Babin: We all need to look in the mirror here. This kind of thing happens right here in Terrebonne Parish. Only no teacher would dare to speak up for fear of their job. We need people to step up and run for school board who respect the opinions of the public, especially teachers. I stepped up and did my terms. One or two new board members were not enough to make a difference. Now it is time for others to do the same. Our deputies at our meetings are very respectful, so when incidents like this happen in Terrebonne (and yes, they do happen) they are not treated poorly by the deputy so it doesn’t make national news.

Jaime B Blanchard: I agree! It’s time for fresh, new board members. Seems like some of them have been there since I was in school over 20 years ago. Time for the long-termers to step aside and give others who wish to make a difference a chance.

Candy Golmon LaJaunie: This is so true! Several school board members seem to think they are untouchable. They are rude and condescending. If they can speak to the public that way with no recourse, then the public should be able to do the same, regardless of the title or position. Too many teachers fear for their jobs.

Matt Casse: I want the School Board to answer her question.

Joe Chaisson: Me too.

Bryan McGehee: Me too.

Tara Blanchard: Yep, same. I want an answer.

Brady Laughlin: Yep.

Brenda Leroux Babin: She was actually trying to answer a question one of the board members asked her.

James Robin: Well, with the whole world aware of this situation, things should be shaking up within the School Board. I hope the president and superintendent feel the wrath of all this.

Walton Boudreaux III: It’s sickening to see a teacher, woman, or anybody for that matter treated in such a manner. All for speaking her mind about something that she felt strongly about. Most teachers get treated poorly in the classroom. Now outside the classroom as well. That superintendent doesn’t need a raise. The teachers and other school workers deserve a raise. Just my two cents.

Karen Kingrey: Really? People, this is disgusting. I am appalled at anyone defending the School Board members. This is completely unacceptable! Period. And to those police officers, you disgust me too. All this crap about respecting the police. How do we? How do we teach our kids to when this kind of thing happens? Get it together, or deal with the revolt you and others in "authority" (yes, school board members) will have to deal with. I hope this is not going to be swept under the rug.

Laura Wood: The teachers deserve more money before any superintendent. As to the threats, all I can say is karma will get you. Get a good lawyer and sue the individual board members as well as the School Board in general. Let that $38,000 pay for their attorneys’ fees.

Adrienne Portier: I think it is terrible. He said it was not on the agenda while everyone else was saying it was. Teachers take care of our children, and they deserve to be treated better. I understand people say she should have left, but she simply asked a question in a nonviolent manner, and it was unanswered.

Craig Luke: Also for anyone to say she was resisting and screaming, that is just a gross exaggeration and you are not being intellectually honest.

Beatriz Matherne: This is ridiculous. What is the point of going to these meetings if you don't ask questions or you don't ask the right question without having to fear losing your job because the board feels threaten over the question so you have to be removed. And on top of that, the cop didn’t treat her right. She clearly wasn't resisting.

Brent Rhodes: Conflicts always seems to arise when the issue involves teachers vs. superintendents. Local governments need to take a second look as to why the position of superintendent even exists, but more importantly, why the superintendent invariably receives compensation five to 10 times more than a teacher’s salary, with perks.

Cajun Roxy's: All the people need to do is vote the board members who are responsible for not answering questions out of office during election time.

Jaime B Blanchard: When they run unopposed, they just stay in their spots indefinitely.

Cajun Roxy's: You’re right on that. The people in power surely know how to get their way with intimidation. Kind of like, do what I say, not what I do.

Jaime B Blanchard: Exactly!

Pat Rogers: It’s not the superintendent who was scary, it was the president of the School Board. I bet no one crosses that man. His way or the highway! Reminds me of a bully.

Brian Esteve: And all of the board members who voted for him to get a raise need to seriously think about who's more important. That city marshal who threw that lady to the ground and put handcuffs on her needs to be reprimanded as well. It's bad enough that they overfill the classroom with a bunch of ungrateful, disrespectful children anyway -- although it's not the kids fault that their parents teaching them to be like that

Jarad Faucheaux: Do you think someone from the board told the officer to take her out in the hall and rough her up a bit? I agree that the board should have given this teacher a legitimate answer, but I don't think they caused her to get arrested.

Wayne Vermeire: She refused to abide by the rules because the board was hiding behind them. She did the right thing in defying those rules. The police did the right thing in maintaining order. The only wrongdoers here are the board members.

Emma Liz: Bullying taking place amongst educated adults in a School Board meeting, of all places. Imagine that.

Cathy Bernard: What happened to her was wrong, but it may open up an investigation on the School Board. I hope something good comes out of this bad situation.

Kari Babin Griffin: She had to right to speak. He should have butted out of it. I think you’re just mad because you aren’t getting a raise like she’s about to get.

Brady Laughlin: She's going to get a raise in a civil lawsuit thanks to the School Board and the marshal.

Joe Chaisson: highly doubt that that’s going to happen.

Brady Laughlin: I hope so.

Heath Triche: I know one city marshal who’s going to get sued, and the best part is the board he was protecting already threw him under the bus.

Billy Theriot: Power trip by a higher position on the board.

Pat Rogers: Exactly.

Harold Thibodaux: Who is the school board accountable to when they refuse to answer questions?

Kathy Leonard Johnson: Like any elected official, they are ultimately accountable to the people who elected them. Hopefully, the people of Vermilion Parish will vote them out this year.

Joshua David Fitch: They should all resign and give pay raises to the teachers.

Arthur Houston: Lawsuits follow at 5. At this rate, all teachers will be quitting.

Tara Blanchard: Something is horribly wrong here. Everything about it is wrong. It should have never happened

Keith Folse: When she was asked to leave, she didn't comply. When asked by the officer to leave, she didn't t comply. Her fault.

Jaime B Blanchard: Yes she did. It’s so sad how certain people interpret this video differently. She was leaving the room, so she was complying.

Peggy T. Ricouard: Did you even watch the video?

Anchalin Sandy Amador: Time to sue the school board.

Gerald Jerome White: What about “blue lives matter”?

Jaime B Blanchard: Come on now. They always matter. No one died here. When the police are wrong, they are wrong. That’s it.

Gerald Jerome White: Black lives have not mattered to most in the past and still don’t matter to some presently and won’t matter to most in the future. So, I agree with you that blue lives always matter, except when it’s a black cop doing his job with a white person. If we flip the script, I bet that teacher would have been the villain. In fact, if the cop were white and the teacher were black she might have been shot or beaten up really bad. Agree to disagree, but that’s my opinion based on the history of America. My history is way different than yours.

Jaime B Blanchard: Thought it wasn’t about race to you. It clearly is. You cannot see this was wrong simply because it was wrong. You have to “flip the script” when that shouldn’t even matter. Done.

Regino Lamark: It's a shame.

Danielle Perez: Wow!