A male friend of his from 2006, when the two were in police academy together, said that Mateen went to gay clubs with him and that Mateen once expressed an interest in dating him.
G4S said Mateen was not actually interviewed by a psychologist, but rather, a psychologist evaluated the results of a standard test used in job screenings and his test was evaluated by the firm that bought Nudelman's practice, Headquarters for Psychological Evaluation.
A classmate at Mariposa said that Mateen was a bully, disrespectful to girls and acted like he was better than his classmates.
Another classmate reported that Mateen was bullied at school because of his weight and his Afghan heritage.
constantly moving, verbally abusive, rude, aggressive ... hands all over the place – on other children, in his mouth".
In the seventh grade, Mateen was moved to a separate class with the purpose of avoiding "conflicts with other students" and suffered from poor scholarly performance due to "many instances of behavioral problems".