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05/20/2015 09:55 am ET

Arkansas Family Receives Pizza With Racial Slurs Inside Box

Two Pizza Hut employees in Arkansas were fired this week after two teenagers were given a pizza with a racial slur and "KKK" written inside the box. A swastika was also drawn on it.

Nineteen-year-olds Brian Reed and Somante Wallace from Benton picked up a pizza on Sunday night from a Pizza Hut in Bryant and soon discovered the ridiculous message inside the box.

Wallace's mother, Sierrna Harris, told CBS affiliate THV 11 she’s “speechless, really” and couldn’t believe “there’s someone [who] would even do this.”

“Why? What is the reason behind this?” she said.

After the incident, she contacted Pizza Hut and the responsible employees were promptly fired.

"We have a zero tolerance policy for this type of behavior and regularly train our employees to treat everyone fairly, equally and with respect," Pizza Hut said in a statement to the news station. "As soon as the local franchise owner found out about this he contacted the customer and apologized. We extend that sincere apology to everyone who was offended by this ignorant act."

Earlier this month, employees at a Florida Pizza Hut demonstrated the right way to treat a customer.

A mother of three was being held hostage by her live-in boyfriend and in the comments section of an online Pizza Hut order, she asked for the restaurant to call 911. Quick-thinking employees called authorities and the woman and her children were rescued.

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