The president of a California board of education was caught on swearing during a meeting this week after a parent raised concerns over mandates in response to Covid-19.
Marlys Davidson, who is the president of the Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Education was picked up by a microphone cursing during the meeting.
A parent named Lauren Roupoli raised concerns over mandates placed on students requiring them to wear masks in class.
She also questioned the decision to give the Covid vaccine to children, arguing that it is her belief that the risks far outweigh the benefits.
Fox News reports Roupoli also accused one member of the education board of criticizing parents for raising their concerns.
A parent named Lauren Roupoli (pictured) raised concerns over mandates placed on students requiring them to wear masks in class
Her speech at the meeting was the met with a round of applause from other parents after she closed by saying: 'We are vocal because we are our children’s biggest advocates.'
It was during this applause that Davidson was heard saying 'f**k you' through a microphone.
KTLA reports that following the meeting, Davidson issued an apology for her remark in which she said: 'I reaffirm my commitment to serve our community with dignity and integrity, and I hope they will accept my sincere apology.'
At present, California has imposed a state-wide mask mandate on around 6.7million students - a decision backed by the California Association of School Boards and teachers' unions.
The incident is the latest in a string of recent clashes in the ongoing battle over the right to question administrators about COVID restrictions, CRT curriculums or any other controversial topics.
It was during this applause that Davidson was heard saying 'f**k you' through a microphone
This week, a Minnesota school board chairwoman stirred outrage after footage of her demanding parents announce their home address if they want to speak at public meetings was shared earlier this week.
Jodi Sapp, the chairwoman of the Mankato school board, opened the meeting on October 18 by telling parents they cannot ask any questions unless they revealed their home address, according to the now viral video.
'Each speaker is asked to state his or her name and home address for the record. Failure to do so will result in an individual not being allowed to speak,' Sapp read aloud.
'Each speaker is allowed three minutes to speak, and the board will alert the speaker when their time is up. Failure to stop speaking (in time) will result in the ability to participate in future open forums.'
One father, John Wicklund, voiced his objections, but eventually provided his home address after attempting to negate doing so by citing concerns that his home could be targeted for vandalism.
'My name is John Wicklund and I live in Mankato,' he began.
Marlys Davidson (pictured), who is the president of the Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Education was picked up by a microphone cursing during the meeting
'Could I get your address please, John,' Sapp responded.
'I'd rather not, since I get so much property damage and eggs and everything else from... fun people and their friends.'
'John you need to give your address,' she repeated.
'I live on 5th Street,' he reluctantly said, before being allowed to ask questions.
'How many acts of violence (have occurred on school grounds)? How many sexual assaults have happened in this school district?'
'You can say the (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) are making you do this, but the government knows better.'
Pictured: Chairwoman of the Mankato school board Jodi Sapp, who told a parent that he could not speak unless he announced his home address during a meeting on October 18
Mankato resident John Wicklund (pictured center with cap) was forced to publicly state his home address in order to speak during the school district's open forum on October 18
Sapp did not answer the dad in the video, giving him a curt 'thank you, that's the end of the open forum'.
Elsewhere, a mother-of-six who led the charge to remove sexually explicit books from school libraries has claimed federal law enforcement officials flew helicopters and stationed cop cars outside a school board meeting in Virginia to intimidate parents - after AG Merrick Garland was accused of treating parents like 'terrorists'.
Stacy Langton appeared on Fox News’ Fox & Friends on Wednesday and claimed that federal agents and unmarked law enforcement vehicles were seen outside a board meeting of the Fairfax County Public Schools last week.
Langton claimed that there was a heavy federal law enforcement presence just days after she and others protested outside the Department of Justice in Washington, DC.
Langton believes she and other parents are being targeted by the feds and says she has received death threats in response to the protests.
'I have threats against my children by name, I have been followed in my car with my children, they have my vehicle, they know where I live, and I don’t know who's putting somebody up to this, but it's obviously meant to intimidate me,' said Langton.
Stacy Langton (left), a mother of six children from Fairfax County, Virginia who forced the local school system to remove sexually explicit books from school libraries, claims federal law enforcement officials are intimidating parents protesting school curriculum and treating them as 'domestic terrorists.' Attorney General Merrick Garland is seen right
'I'm not getting a lot of sleep right now, nobody’s sleeping in my house because we can’t be sure that we’re safe,' she said.
'So, I understand Merrick Garland is actually testifying today at the Senate and he’s gonna talk about mobilizing the FBI against parents.
'Maybe he should mobilize the FBI into who’s threatening my family.'
Langton posted a tweet on Friday showing a marked Department of Homeland Security vehicle that was operated by the DHS’s Federal Protective Service, the agency unit responsible for safeguarding federal properties.
Other internet users, however, claimed that the photo Langton posted was of Gallows Road, a busy intersection in Fairfax County, and that it was not of parked cars outside the school board meeting.
Social media users also noted that northern Virginia is home to several federal buildings, and it is not uncommon to see federal law enforcement personnel driving by.
Langton claimed that federal agents and unmarked law enforcement vehicles were seen outside a board meeting of the Fairfax County Public Schools last week. Langton said that there was a heavy federal law enforcement presence just days after she and others protested outside the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. But the image that she posted appears to show flowing traffic near where the school board meeting was held
The school board meetings are usually held in a location on Gallows Road, but the image Langton posted appears to be that of flowing traffic, and not a parking lot as she suggested.
'This is something that is incredible in America and it’s ridiculously un-American,' Langton told Fox & Friends of the alleged law enforcement presence.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Langton, the Fairfax County Public Schools, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Justice seeking comment.
Langton made the allegation as Attorney General Merrick Garland was accused of targeting Fairfax County parents protesting aspects of the school curriculum as ‘domestic terrorists.’
The Biden administration’s top prosecutor has come under fire over a directive the Justice Department issued earlier this month promising more law enforcement resources for schools amid a rise in tensions and threats at school board meetings over matters like critical race theory, coronavirus precautions and transgender bathroom policies.
In his memo Garland said there had been 'a disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff who participate in the vital work of running our nation´s public schools.'
Sen. Tom Cotton (left) questioned AG Merrick Garland (ight) over a DOJ memo promising to address a 'rise in crime' at school board meetings
While Garland never mentioned or referred to parents as terrorists, his memo came after the National School Boards Association sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking for help.
The letter claimed that clashes between the school board and parents could amount to 'domestic terrorism'.
The NSBA has since apologized for comparing parents to domestic terrorists.
'As you all know, there has been extensive media and other attention recently around our letter to President Biden regarding threats and acts of violence against school board members,' the NSBA wrote in a memo.
'We wanted to write to you directly to address this matter.'
'On behalf of NSBA, we regret and apologize for the letter,' the NSBA said, noting that 'there was no justification for some of the language included in the letter.'
The NSBA had called for the use of measures like the PATRIOT Act, which is typically used to address terrorism.
Sen. Tom Cotton tore into Garland during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, telling him to 'resign in disgrace.'
'Thank God you are not on the Supreme Court,' the Arkansas Republican said, bringing up the touchy subject of Garland's failed confirmation to the high court in 2016. President Obama appointed him and then-Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked his confirmation because it was an election year.
'You should resign in disgrace,' Cotton told Garland.
Cotton asked about a Loudoun County father who was dragged out of a school board meeting and arrested as he tried to tell the room his 15-year-old daughter had been raped by a boy dressed in a skirt at Stone Bridge High School in the girls' bathroom.
Scott Smith says Loudoun County schools went out of their way to protect the child - who he called 'a sexual predator'.
Scott Smith was arrested at a Loudoun County school board meeting on June 22 after his daughter, 15, was allegedly attacked by a boy in a dress
Smith accused the school of covering up the incident to protect its new policy allowing students to use the bathroom they identify with.
The incident reportedly took place on May 28 and Scott was arrested on June 22.
Two months after the incident, the boy - who has not been named because he is a juvenile - was arrested for forced sodomy.
And in October, he was arrested again on different charges for allegedly assaulting a different girl, at a different school. He is now in a juvenile detention center.
The boy was charged with two counts of forcible sodomy for the May 28 attack and sexual battery for the October 6 attack, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said on Oct. 13. The Sheriff's Office released the statement to clear up 'misinformation' regarding the case.
Smith was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after the June 22 meeting. He said he was trying to contain himself after listening to school board staff say they'd never had a report of a sexual assault in a bathroom, when that is what his daughter reported weeks earlier
On Tuesday the boy was found guilty of forcible sodomy and forcible fellatio, and will return to court on November 15 for sentencing.
Scott and his wife Jessica Smith are now suing the county over the alleged attempted coverup.
'Do you apologize to Scott Smith and his 15-year-old daughter, judge?' Cotton asked Garland. Cotton said that controversy had prompted the DOJ's stepping in.
Garland went on to say rape is 'the most horrific crime I can imagine' and that Scott is 'entitled and protected by the First Amendment.'
'This is shameful. Your testimony, your directive is shameful. Your performance is shameful,' Cotton shot back.