Judge Orders FUSD Trustee Slatic and Bullard Cheerleader to Stay Away From Each Other

Updated: Oct 28, 2019

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A judge this week ordered a Fresno Unified Trustee and a Bullard cheerleader to stay 20 yards away from each other until an October hearing when a judge will determine whether to grant a restraining order.

The teen, who The Bee is not naming since she’s a minor, filed a petition last month for a restraining order against Trustee Terry Slatic. The court hearing is the latest incident involving Slatic and a Bullard High School cheerleader.

The dispute sparked earlier this summer when some of her teammates posted blackface videos online and then boiled over when Slatic showed up at a cheer practice to defend the girls who posted the video because, he said, the girls were victims of bullying.

Slatic’s actions triggered the school board to call a special meeting where cheerleaders and their parents criticized his behavior.