VIDEO: Oakland school board member put her hand around teacher’s throat

In the hours after negotiators for Oakland teachers and the Oakland Unified School District came to a tentative agreement Friday to end the seven-day strike came a reminder of just how divisive the seven-day strike has been.

As teachers and demonstrators attempted to block an emergency meeting of the school district’s Board of Trustees Friday evening, a tussle ensued.

During the incident at La Escuelita, Oakland school board member Jumoke Hinton Hodge is seen in a video posted on Facebook of putting a hand around the neck of an Oakland kindergarten teacher.

The person is identified on Facebook as Darnisha Wright, a strike captain for the teachers union.

The video was posted Friday evening by Margot Goldstein.


Additional videos from the incident Friday have emerged on Twitter featuring a man who reportedly escorted Hodge to the school who began pushing demonstrators.

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