California college board regretted sizzling mic incident – however made intercourse joke anyway, new messages reveal
Further notices have emerged from a California school board that resigned en masse earlier this year after being caught taunting parents during an online meeting.
Newly exposed text messages from members of the Oakley school board after the meeting indicated that some members quickly realized the hot microphone comments were problematic – although one member apparently saw the opportunity to make a sex joke, San Francisco-based KNTV-TV reported.
“It’s bad,” wrote CEO Lisa Brizendine in a message, according to the broadcaster that received the news.
“We just have to soak it up and move on,” replied board member Kim Beede.
“No, it is like that [bad]. Have you seen the video? “Brizendine wrote back.
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Soon other board members suggested that members hold a quick damage control meeting over the comments intercepted on the hot microphone, according to KNTV.
“Should we meet?” Board member Richie Masadas asked his colleagues for information about the station.
“Should we have a quick threesome?” Board member Erica Ippolito asked.
“Should we have a quick threesome?”
“Sorry,” replied Beede.
“We’re all married,” added Masadas, attacking four crying, laughing emojis, according to the station.
“We’re all married.”
The school district officials who replaced the deceased board members did not immediately respond to a request from KNTV or SFGate.com for comment.
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None of the four former board members responded, according to KNTV.
The initial uproar came in response to comments made on video on February 17 as school officials prepared for an online meeting. The board members were apparently unaware that some parents and other members of the public had already signed up for the meeting – and were able to hear the board members’ joke before the meeting.
The board members commented on parents who complained that schools did not reopen quickly enough after state-ordered coronavirus shutdowns.
“They want to choose us because they want their babysitters back,” Brizendine once said, according to SFGate.com.
Other comments related to parents wanting children back in school so that adults could smoke marijuana at home.
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At one point, Beede was heard swearwords regarding the parents, SFGate.com reported.
“B —-, if you call me, I’ll call you,” Beede said, referring to a critic, according to KNTV.
The day after the February 17 meeting, Oakley School Superintendent Gregory Hetrick apologized to the ward.
On February 19, Brizendine and the three other board members – Beede, Ippolito and Masadas – resigned.