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Vermilion police get "hate mail," confusion about location of controversial teacher arrest

Posted at 3:56 PM, Jan 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-11 17:39:11-05

Vermilion police are getting nasty messages and emails after some confusion around the controversial arrest of a teacher in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.

Deshia Hargrave was arrested after questioning the $30,000 dollar raise the superintendent of her district was awarded.

Following the release of the controversial arrest, Vermilion, Ohio's police chief said "hate mail" quickly began pouring in online by people mistaken about where this happened.

"I know I make more money than you, and I work in the cannabis industry," one person wrote.

"I hope you're ready for the *expletive* that's coming your way. No one gives an *expletive* about police anymore. And I *expletive* love it," another person wrote.

"But then I started getting another one and another one and another on, so I made the post on the Facebook page pointing out the arrest occurred in Louisiana, this is Ohio. Stop sending us your hate mail," the chief said.

Chief Hartung told News 5 this actually wasn't the first time they were confused for police in Vermilion Parish. A couple of years ago, a company accidentally sent them thousands of dollars in equipment meant for Louisiana. He also said he regularly gets job applications meant for the Vermilion Parish department.