A Fresno, California vice-principal has been placed on administrative leave after being caught saying that he didn’t like black kids on camera. In the video, a student asks Scandinavian Middle School Vice Principal Joseph Defillipo, “Who at this school do you not like?”
“I just don’t like the black kids,” Defillipo responded.
Of course the video was circulated amongst the students and parents are outraged.
“I was like shocked. Why would you want to put something like that on camera in front of a bunch of kids,” Latricia Medley, a parent of a student, stated.
In response to the video, the school board issued the following statement:
“The interaction between the Scandinavian student and our employee has been brought to our attention and we are conducting an investigation. Fresno Unified takes this matter very seriously and we will take any necessary actions pending the results. During our investigation, and as a matter of practice, the employee is on paid administrative leave.”
Until the school board decides what should be done, the principal is on paid administrative leave.