A Dell Rapids Fire Rescue volunteer is no longer part of the organization Saturday after screenshots of a post on social media began circulating online.
The account of John Nygaard, of Dell Rapids, made a post stating "Think we should make slaves again...."
The comment was posted on the Facebook account of Paige Shoemaker, a Kansas State student who was expelled earlier this week after a Snapchat photo of her and a friend wearing black face masks went viral for the description she added to it using a racial epithet.
Several people screen-shotted Nygaards post and posted to the Dell Rapids Fire-Rescue Facebook page.
The Dell Rapids Fire-Rescue account released this statement via Facebook:
"John is no longer a member of our volunteer organization. Dell Rapids fire would like to apologize on behalf of our former member for his insensitive and narrow minded comments on Facebook. This is something we take very seriously and this type of thinking will not be tolerated by our members."
KDLT News has reached out to the Department for additional comment.