MIAMI, FL - A man was caught on camera launching a racist tirade at children outside of a South Florida middle school.
The encounter was filmed outside of South Miami Middle School on Monday morning.
The mother of the student who was the victim of the racist tirade tells WSVN "I was boiling, I was boiling. I was very upset. I was disappointed, this is not the way a person should talk to a child."
The woman says the incident started when the man accused the kids of hitting his vehicle.
“He started coming at them and talking about he will beat their ass,” said the mother, “calling them [racist term] and kept coming at them and coming at them.”
The student's friend began recording the man on his cell phone.
The man was filmed telling the student “[expletive] you better get the [expletive] away from me. You better get away from me. I’ll go to jail, but I’ll knock you on your [expletive]. Listen, [racist term], get the [expletive] out of my face, [expletive] [racist term] mumbling cracker. I’m proud to be a cracker. I’m happy with what I see in the mirror every day, are you? Are you happy when you see black in the mirror."
The teen’s parents went to school officials to complain, but the man fled the middle school.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools released a statement that read in part, “Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is disappointed by a recent incident that took place between a parent and a student outside of South Miami Middle School before the start of the school day. Currently, Miami-Dade School Police is conducting a thorough investigation regarding the matter. M-DCPS remains committed to fostering a welcoming learning environment by highlighting the importance of respect and restraint.”