The father of alleged social media bullies lost his job two days after a video surfaced on the Internet with malicious voice mail recordings targeted at the victim's father.
Deron Puro was an independent contract at a financial firm in Minnesota. His employer told Fox 9 Wednesday that he is no longer associated with that company.
Brad Knudson's daughter Dierdra was the victim of malicious SnapChat messages allegedly sent by Puro's children, a set of twin boys who attend Prior Lake High School in Minnesota. Knudson said his daughter's friend, who was with Dierdra at the time, brought the messages to his attention. Knudson said the messages contained the N-word and called his daughter fat.
"We have a very beautiful African American daughter that we were very fortunate enough to adopt 11 years ago," Knudson said in a YouTube video talknig about the voicemail. “We've dealt with a little bit of racism, you know, stares, things like that when she calls us mom or dad, but she didn't notice so we just blew it off because it was directed towards us.”
Knudson said he tried to contact Puro, but could not get a hold of him. The father went to the police. Police talked to the boys and the parents, who issued their cellphone number.
Puro called Knudson and left a racially-charged voicemail. Knudson called Puro back and told him that he planned to post a video about the message.
Prior-Lake-Savage Area schools are investigating the situation.
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