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‘Hot mic’ catches Los Alamitos School Board President’s discontent for parents

At a packed school board meeting on Tuesday for the Los Alamitos Unified School District in California, tensions grew high following a comment from board trustee Scott Fayette calling parents “selfish” for their opposition to looming vaccine mandates issued by Governor Gavin Newsome earlier this year.

In the middle of public comments, School Board President, Marlys Davidson, can be heard on a hot microphone saying “Fuck You” to a parent following her remarks to Mr. Fayette. The statement was not audible in person but was caught on tape during the district’s live Youtube meeting broadcast. Since then, a clip of the incident has gone viral on social media, and parents are demanding resignation from Davidson.

“I was shocked!” said Lauren Roupoli, the parent seen in the viral video being scolded by Davidson. Roupoli had just finished her comments during an open session and was cut off before Davidson’s hateful comment. “I didn’t know what she had said until I checked my messages the following morning. I’m just stunned.” Said Roupoli.

Three school board members were recently served with Notices of Intent to Recall, and a committee was formed by parents focused on replacing the entire school board by the 2022 mid-term elections. Members Meg Cutuli, Scott Fayette, and Chris Forehan were formally served during a school board meeting on September 28th. The Committee looks to start collecting formal signatures for their petition by early December.

“The hate parents and students have experienced from board members and teachers has been heartbreaking.” Said Robert Aguilar, Jr., a school district parent and spokesman for the recall efforts. “Students are being assaulted by teachers in classrooms for not wearing their masks properly. And now these comments by our elected leaders? It’s disgusting.” Said Aguilar.

According to angry parents, they ask that Marlys Davidson resign immediately following a full public apology to Mrs. Roupoli and all the parents and children of our district who witnessed this display of hate.


  1. Some of Zuckerberg’s (Facebook) equals feel that his “next-gen internet” game plan or “Metaverse” could become a dystopian nightmare. Science fiction author Neal Stephenson coined the term “Metaverse” in his 1992 novel “Snow Crash”. In that book, human avatars and software agents interact in a three-dimensional virtual space. Oh, say what is the truth? Do too many locally elected neighbors on our schoolboard no longer belief that kids are the hope of our future? Are they too woke, to WAKE Up and strike up the band?

  2. When school board meetings in other parts of the country are recorded on YouTube with a caption like “Virginia parent torches school board: ‘They can go to hell’ ” then that sets the stage for what happened locally. I really don’t care if the entire school board is replaced by these rude cursing parents, and yes they do say the same foul things about the local board that are said in other states. The LosAl School District can become a dysfunctional organization which will be a deterrent for people to locate in this area. That will take 5-10 years but it will happen.

  3. Rally to demand Marlys Davidson resign will be Monday, Nov. 1 from 4-6 PM at LAUSD office on Bloomfield.

    The LAUSD board hates conservative parents. Who knows how many other times Marlys Davidson has cursed parents who have a different perspective regarding racist critical race theory, transgender indoctrination, masks and vaccines for kids. The LAUSD board sits there looking like morons wearing masks. If that’s what they want to do, fine but don’t demand that our children be forced to follow this stupidity with masks and vaccines.

    If a conservative parent uttered that comment to Ms. Davidson, they would be torched in words and told not to attend anymore meetings. Ms. Davidson issued a BS apology. She needs to RESIGN!!!

  4. I have seen in the past where the Editor will edit out profanity in the comments or delete the entire comment. So now we have a double-standard where profanity can appear in the article, in this case submitted the the Committee to Recall the LAUSB which has lied and hyped their stories beyond the truth.

    1. Gary,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze, and for taking the time to comment on this article.

      I have indeed exercises editorial discretion over profane comments.

      This case is slightly different, in that the profanity is part of the story, expressing the disdain of an elected School Board official towards her constituents. The story would not be the same if she had instead said, “Fiddlesticks!”

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

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