OTHER WITNESS STATEMENTS
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.