White Dad Pushes Black Superintendent Away From Daughter During Graduation

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A Wisconsin father is facing racism allegations after he blocked his daughter from shaking hands with a Black superintendent during her graduation ceremony.

The allegations stem from a Barbaroo High School graduation ceremony, where a senior's father grabbed Superintendent Rainey Briggs just before his daughter was set to shake his hand, WKOW reports.

In a now-viral video of the incident, the father appeared to emerge from the audience and run on stage. He grabbed the superintendent and moved him out of the recording's frame as his daughter was working her way down a line of school officials.

“That’s my daughter,” the man said.

“You better get up off me man. Get away from me bro,” Briggs could be heard telling the father.

More school officials and officers appeared to rush onto the stage to de-escalate the situation.

“Our primary focus remains on celebrating the achievements of our graduates. We want to ensure that the significance of this milestone and the hard work of our students are not overshadowed by this unfortunate event,” a district spokesperson said in a statement. “We would like to emphasize that the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and community members is a top priority… The School District of Baraboo is taking this incident very seriously.”

Watch video of the incident below.

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