Family apologizes for alleged bullying, father fired from job

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PRIOR LAKE, Minn. — A family accused of bullying has apologized – and the father has been fired from his job.

CBS Minnesota reported that Brad Knudson recently posted a video on YouTube calling out a pair of kids who allegedly bullied his 14-year-old daughter.

In the video, Knudson shows a few Snapchat messages showing the kids calling his daughter derogatory names. Knudson also plays an apparent voicemail message from the father of the children accused of bullying.

The father of the alleged bullies also uses racial language, calling the father a “(expletive) lover.” The bullied girl is African-American and the bullies are accused of calling her racial slurs.

Knudson’s video has since gone viral, with more than 4 million views in less than a week.

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

The father of the alleged bullies, Deron Puro, has been fired from his job, according to KMSP. He was an independent contractor at a financial firm.

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.

His video can be seen above. It contains strong language which may not be appropriate for all viewers.

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