A school official in Fresno, California was suspended after video surfaced of him telling a student, “I just don’t like the black kids,” KGO-TV reported.
Students at Scandinavian Middle School were reportedly repeating Vice Principal Joseph Defillipo’s remark on campus after the footage went online. Others downloaded it onto their phones.
“I think he should be fired,” said Latricia Medley, whose child attends the school. “Why should we have to have our kids overseen by someone that don’t like them?”
“What if he was making a joke?” KGO asked Medley.
“That’s not a joke,” she replied. “It’s not a very funny joke.”
According to The Fresno Bee, Defillipo has worked at the school since 2010. Just over 11 percent of Scandinavian’s student body is black.
In the video, filmed outside the school cafeteria, the unidentified student who shot it asks Defillipo, “Who at this school do you not like?”
“I just don’t like the black kids,” he responds.
Defillipo was placed on paid administrative leave after the parents of the student who filmed his remark brought the video to school officials late last week.
“The interaction between the Scandinavian student and our employee has been brought to our attention and we are conducting an investigation,” the Fresno Unified School District said in a statement.
Watch KGO’s report, as aired on Monday, below.
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