Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Slatic Calls Fellow Trustees 'Radical Fringe' on 'Fox & Friends First' Over Cops on Campus
gvw_nancy_price
By Nancy Price, Multimedia Journalist
Published 3 years ago on
March 8, 2021

Share

Fresno Unified Trustee Terry Slatic called his fellow School Board trustees part of the “radical fringe” in the Fresno community that opposes having uniformed, armed officers on secondary school campuses during a national TV network interview.

Slatic’s comments came during an early Tuesday morning interview on “Fox & Friends First” about a recent Fresno Unified report that students surveyed in focus groups “overwhelmingly” want police officers to remain on campus to provide safety and security.

Fresno Unified trustees are considering whether to renew a contract with the Fresno Police Department to employ police officers as campus resource officers at district high schools.

The contract with Fresno Police last year to employ officers as neighborhood school resource officers at middle schools expired last year.

‘Fox & Friends First’ Interview

Slatic, who represents the Bullard High area, said during the three-minute interview that the need for school security with armed officers has become more urgent in the wake of tragedies such as the mass shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado and Parkland High School in Florida.

During School Board discussions last year over renewing the police contract, Slatic said in the televised interview, “My fellow trustees who are fundamentally leftists wanted to either have no police or to have police in civilian clothes with no weapons, no badges, etc.”

Saturday’s rally at City Hall over the reopening of schools, which attracted about 75 people but which Slatic called “massive,” also touched on the issue of school safety, he said.

“Now, we’ve gotten a level of critical mass, if you will, where the public has clearly stated that if they don’t get the safety, the police, etc., then there’s going to be an awful lot of changes in the next election cycle,” Slatic said on the show.

Several speakers at Saturday’s rally identified the School Board members who will be up for reelection in 2022.

National, Not Local

On Monday, Slatic told GV Wire℠ said he belatedly realized that the phone call from a television producer Monday morning about the Tuesday interview was for a national broadcast. “For the first five minutes of the interview, I thought she was the local girl,” he said.

DON'T MISS

Watch: Saudi Crown Prince Demands Netanyahu Face Criminal Charges for Gaza

DON'T MISS

Mehdi Hasan Debates Zionism in Heated Live Event

DON'T MISS

Happ, Swanson Homers as Chicago Cubs Battle SF Giants

DON'T MISS

Luxury Portable Bathrooms? Fresno Co. Lets You to Do Your Business in Opulence

DON'T MISS

Tropical Storm Alberto Forms in Southwest Gulf, 1st Named Storm of the Hurricane Season

DON'T MISS

Images Reveal Extensive Destruction in Lebanese Villages

DON'T MISS

Rifts Seem to Appear Between Israel’s Political and Military Leadership Over Conduct of the Gaza War

DON'T MISS

Anarchy Hinders Gaza Aid Efforts, Despite Daily Combat Pause

DON'T MISS

Trump Tries to Set Expectations, and Floats Excuses, for His Debate With Biden

DON'T MISS

Parlier Political Wars Update: Did the Council Fire the City Attorney, or Not?

UP NEXT

Fresno Animal Center Offers Free Pet Services This Weekend

UP NEXT

Fresno Trustees Prepare for Votes on $2.1 Billion Budget, $500M Bond Measure

UP NEXT

Did You Buy a Disneyland ‘Dream Key’? Disney May Owe You Money.

UP NEXT

The Washington Post Delves Into a Difficult Story: Itself

UP NEXT

Judge Orders Railway to Pay Washington Tribe Nearly $400 Million for Trespassing with Oil Trains

UP NEXT

Fresno State Is Recognized as a Military Friendly School

UP NEXT

No Fresno Unified Superintendent Search Until After Labor Day

UP NEXT

Long Prison Stint for Fresno Man Busted in Child Solicitation Sting

UP NEXT

2 Killed When Vintage Plane Crashes During Father’s Day Event at Southern California Airfield

UP NEXT

Fresno State Is 1 of Carnegie Foundation’s 25 Leadership for Public Purpose Colleges

Nancy Price,
Multimedia Journalist
Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email

Luxury Portable Bathrooms? Fresno Co. Lets You to Do Your Business in Opulence

4 hours ago

Tropical Storm Alberto Forms in Southwest Gulf, 1st Named Storm of the Hurricane Season

4 hours ago

Images Reveal Extensive Destruction in Lebanese Villages

4 hours ago

Rifts Seem to Appear Between Israel’s Political and Military Leadership Over Conduct of the Gaza War

4 hours ago

Anarchy Hinders Gaza Aid Efforts, Despite Daily Combat Pause

5 hours ago

Trump Tries to Set Expectations, and Floats Excuses, for His Debate With Biden

5 hours ago

Parlier Political Wars Update: Did the Council Fire the City Attorney, or Not?

5 hours ago

Wired Wednesday: Fresno to Decide on 114% Trash Rate Hikes

7 hours ago

UN Commissioner Calls Israeli Army ‘One of the Most Criminal in the World’

7 hours ago

Iran’s Nuclear Expansion Raises Global Concerns, Condemnation

7 hours ago

Watch: Saudi Crown Prince Demands Netanyahu Face Criminal Charges for Gaza

In a recent video released by Arab News, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has called for Israeli Prime Minister Benjami...

2 hours ago

2 hours ago

Watch: Saudi Crown Prince Demands Netanyahu Face Criminal Charges for Gaza

3 hours ago

Mehdi Hasan Debates Zionism in Heated Live Event

3 hours ago

Happ, Swanson Homers as Chicago Cubs Battle SF Giants

4 hours ago

Luxury Portable Bathrooms? Fresno Co. Lets You to Do Your Business in Opulence

4 hours ago

Tropical Storm Alberto Forms in Southwest Gulf, 1st Named Storm of the Hurricane Season

4 hours ago

Images Reveal Extensive Destruction in Lebanese Villages

4 hours ago

Rifts Seem to Appear Between Israel’s Political and Military Leadership Over Conduct of the Gaza War

5 hours ago

Anarchy Hinders Gaza Aid Efforts, Despite Daily Combat Pause

Search

Send this to a friend