Terrence Jeremy Skeen, a 15-year veteran of the Kansas City Fire Department who spat on a 3-year-old Black boy and called him the n-word, has got his job back.
Skeen, 42, was charged with battery, disorderly conduct and assault on Feb. 26 following the incident at a Hooters Restaurant in Overland Park, Kan.
Witnesses told police the young boy became separated from his family members, who were celebrating a birthday at the restaurant. Skeen spat on the boy and used the racial slur when a family member went to retrieve the child.
The child’s grandfather, Raymond L. Harris, said Skeen also threatened to shoot him after he confronted him, according to The Kansas City Star.
Harris said that he asked Skeen if he spit on the boy.
“F— you, you n—-r,” Skeen reportedly said to him. “I will spit on you. F— you! I will shoot you!”..