On the 23rd, around lunchtime, [Cheang Kok] fell off the bicycle that he was riding to work on just outside the cafeteria and hit the ground headfirst.
Though players on the football team saw him fall, and contacted campus security, it took them 15 minutes - and another attempt to contact them - before they arrived on the scene.
Someone alerted the DPS and, after nearly ten minutes had passed, no one responded to the scene, prompting a football player to run down to the DPS office in Carlin Hall to get help. He was told by a DPS officer to wait because he was dealing with some other students inside the office, regardless of the gravity of the situation that was taking place at Hanson Plaza.
The no-show by DPS forced Gallaudet Head Football Coach Chuck Goldstein to flip Kok over, and he noticed he had blue lips which signaled that he was not breathing at all. Goldstein proceeded to perform CPR on him for approximately 15 minutes, before the first DPS officer arrived on the scene and took over the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation effort.
Gallaudet's official story is different.
"We can show that our security guy responded within 4 ½ minutes," she said. "And it's not just any officer. He's trained as a first responder, trained in CPR."
Some students have also taken exception to the university's official statement on the death, which says, rather oddly, that Kok "became ill" on campus.