OTHER WIT­NESS STATE­MENTS

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - News -

The in­ves­ti­ga­tor spoke to nine peo­ple, in­clud­ing Slatic and the stu­dent. Three oth­ers were stu­dents.

A Bullard em­ployee whose name and ti­tle have been redacted said he was called to the school of­fice the day of the in­ci­dent to pull sur­veil­lance footage from the snack bar se­cu­rity cam­era. As he was search­ing for it, Slatic walked into the em­ployee’s of­fice, and they watched the video to­gether.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, the em­ployee told the in­ves­ti­ga­tor that as he watched the video, “he thought to him­self, ‘oh, (ex­ple­tive),’ be­cause of the phys­i­cal na­ture in which Mr. Slatic en­gaged the stu­dent.”

A wit­ness who is an em­ployee of the district but whose name has been redacted re­fused to answer the in­ves­ti­ga­tor’s ques­tions, re­ply­ing as Slatic did that the in­ves­ti­ga­tor should read the cam­pus re­source of­fi­cer’s re­port. The re­port sug­gests that this wit­ness was Asadoo­rian, as she re­ported that she had been “ver­bally as­saulted” by the stu­dent and took a 30-day leave of ab­sence due to stress.

The re­port says she told the cam­pus re­source of­fi­cer on the day of the in­ci­dent that the stu­dent had mocked her as the two were walk­ing past him, and that she tried to tell Slatic to “leave it alone.” She echoed Slatic’s state­ment that the stu­dent had threat­ened to kill him.

She said she was thank­ful that Slatic was there, the re­port says.

Two snack bar work­ers were in­ter­viewed, but both said they couldn’t hear any­thing that was hap­pen­ing out­side of the snack bar. which an adult male grabbed a stu­dent’s backpack and caused it to come off. He said he did not hear an ex­change. He said the stu­dent in the video walked past him af­ter he ran from Slatic, telling him that the adult was “trippin’,” the re­port says.

A lin­ger­ing ques­tion from the in­ves­ti­ga­tion seems to be whether the stu­dent made a rude ges­ture to­ward Slatic and Asadoo­rian as he was run­ning away. The stu­dent wit­nesses say they did not see one, but Asadoo­rian told the cam­pus re­source of­fi­cer that it hap­pened.

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