In the heartbreaking video above, Brad Knudson explains that his daughter’s friend came to the family to inform them that twins at her Prior Lake school were sending Dierdra racist Snapchat videos. Knudson and his wife recorded the Snapchats from their phone — in the shot videos, the twins can be heard calling Dierdra a nigger and a fat bitch.
Knudson, who adopted Dierdra 11 years ago, says the family has “dealt with a little bit of racism, you know, stares, things like that when she calls us Mom or Dad,” but blew it off because “it was directed toward us.” But the videos were too much for the family — Knudson, who said he loves Dierdra more than his own life, decided to take a stand against racism and bullying because a close friend of theirs lost their 13-year-old son to bullying not long ago.
He didn’t want that happening to Dierdra.
Knudson identified the teens and called their father multiple times. There was no response. He resorted to visiting their home, but said no one came to the door. That’s when he got the police involved.
But when the two fathers connected, more verbal assaults were thrown.
He said Deron Puro defended his sons and said the language is commonly used in the house. Brad played a voicemail he claims was left by Puro that said, “Yeah Brad, tides have turned, huh? I guess you’re a n—– lover. Call me back.”
Puro also left Knudson a homophobic voicemail.
Since posting the video detailing his daughter’s torment, Puro was terminated from his job as an independent contractor. The name of Puro’s company has not been made public. And Dierdra seems to be alright — she posted a thank you note on Instagram to all of her supporters.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools are investigating the incident.
SOURCE: FOX, Buzzfeed | VIDEO SOURCE: YouTube