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Accused Bullies Father Loses His Job; Family Apologizes Says “We Are Not Racist”

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. — The father of two teenagers accused of bullying has been fired from his job.

This comes after the Brad Knudson went on YouTube to call out the teenagers who allegedly bullied his 14-year-old African American daughter Dee on SnapChat. The video has garnered more than 4 million views in less than a week.

In the video, Knudson shows a few Snapchat messages showing the kids calling his daughter racist and hateful names names. Knudson also plays an apparent voicemail message from the father of the accused bullies. In the message, the father uses racial language, calling the Knudson an “(expletive) lover.”

According to KMSP, the father of the teens accused of bullying, Deron Puro, lost his job two days after the father’s video was posted online. He was an independent contractor at a financial firm.

The family accused of bullying has since issued a statement offering their “deepest apologies.” The family said they are not racist.

Knudson said he posted the nearly six-minute video to YouTube to raise awareness of bullying. He said he is concerned about bullying and children who have committed suicide because of it.

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Source: WGN

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