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Dear Parents,

I am writing to provide you information regarding recent incidences of serious

student misconduct and the schools response to them. It is my hope that this email
will provide you the broad outlines of the situation while being appropriately
sensitive to those students involved and their parents. Thank you for understanding
that we could not communicate until now; we appreciate your patience and
First and foremost, I want you to know that your children are safe. The safety of
our students is always our first concern. The hiring of our Director of Security, the
hiring of uniformed officers on both campuses, and the installation of new security
cameras on our South campus reflect this priority. Because we were able to
investigate and respond to reports of drug use and/or distribution, we believe our
students and campus are safer now than before the investigation.
Toward the end of February, Mr. Mathews and I received two separate and
unrelated tips that some of our students may be engaged in inappropriate conduct
involving illegal and/or controlled substances. Upon receiving this information we
immediately asked our Director of Security to begin an investigation. As the
investigation unfolded, law enforcement (which was already separately
investigating related issues) took the lead. Their primary focus was not our
students; rather, it was gathering information on drug dealers so they could be
taken off the streets. Because law enforcement agencies took the lead on the
investigation and did not want to tip off suspects, and because we were dealing
with minors and their parents, we were not at liberty to communicate even the
slightest bit of information until after the conclusion of the investigation. We hope
and anticipate that their investigation as it related to BCS is over. We fully
understand that new information could always lead to further investigations.
It is also important to know that BCS was not the epicenter of this situation. The
epicenter was elsewhere but sadly, some of our students were caught up in it.
Everyone engaged in this process has been prayerful, has sought to do what is
pleasing to the Lord, has made equitable decisions based on solid factual evidence,
has demonstrated mercy, has sought to do what is in the best interest of those
directly involved and the entire student body, and has responded in accordance
with school policy as outlined in the Student/Parent Handbook. Mr. Mathews and
I, along with church and school leadership, have been in constant communication
in coordinating our response to this situation.

This morning we held a chapel with our high school students. We shared many
things with them, including life lessons to be learned from this experience. We also
shared a number of biblical responses that should guide our conversations and
actions. We also had a good season of prayer for those directly involved, for each
other, and for our school. At the end of this email I have included few of the things
we shared with our students. Please note that this is not a verbatim script of what
was shared, but an outline of my speaking notes. I thought you may appreciate
knowing what was communicated to your children.
You may also be encouraged to know that even prior to these recent events, we
were actively reviewing new policies and practices to address just such issues as
we have faced over the last week or so. Although it is premature to share the nature
of these possible policies and practices, you may rest assured that our desire is to
continue to be proactive in educating our students, warning them about dangerous
behavior, and discouraging and preventing sinful behavior - not just in addressing
it after the fact.
My main message to you is that we love your children and we want the best for
them. Our core mission is to be used by the Lord to leverage every part of the
schools programs from the Academics to Arts to Athletics to see our students
transformed into the image of Christ, and to increasingly become partakers of
the divine nature. Our goal is to partner with you in seeing our children grow into
vibrant, loving, and godly disciples of Christ.
What Can We As Parents Do?
As we reflect upon this situation, I invite each of us to:
Pray for the students and parents directly involved. Specifically pray that the
Lord will use this situation redemptively in their lives. Pray that that which
was meant for evil, the Lord will use for good. Gen. 50:20
Pray for all of our students. They are growing up in a profane, ungodly culture.
They, like each of us, are pursued and harassed by their own sinful natures, a
world set on bending them to its agenda, and the devil seeking to devour
them. 1 Peter 5:8
Pray that our students will use this situation as a warning and opportunity
in their lives. Pray that if they are currently engaged in inappropriate
behavior that they will stop and if they are tempted, that they will flee the
Use this situation as another opportunity to talk to your children. Ask them tough
questions. Explain to them the dire spiritual, physical, social, academic, and
legal consequences of sinful behavior.

Be a courageous parent. Check your childrens phones, know all of their

passwords, and check for the types of applications they have on their mobile
devices or computers. Know who their friends are. Set clear limits and
curfews. Be in their lives.
Reflect godliness in our speech. I am reminded of Jamess instruction, If
anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his
heart, this persons religion is worthless. (James 1:26) Another verse that
comes to mind is 1 Peter 4:8, Above all, keep loving one another earnestly,
since love covers a multitude of sins. This does not mean that love
sanctions or ignores sin, it means that we seek to be protective of the
reputations of others by not gossiping.
Pray for our teachers and those in authority. Pray that that the Lord will grant
them wisdom and that they will not grow weary in doing good.
Finally, this situation, although very sad and troubling, does not define our
students nor our school. God has blessed BCS for 50 years and thousands of lives
have been changed by Gods grace using our teachers, coaches, and administrators.
He will continue to do so. We will learn from this experience and we will
ultimately, by Gods grace, be a stronger school because of it.
Thank you for your patience in waiting for this communication. Thank you for
your support. Thank you for your prayers.
Dr. Barrett Mosbacker, Superintendent
A good man does not ask the way in which is the most pleasant walking, but what
is the right way.
High School Chapel Speaking Notes
Some of your classmates and friends have been caught up in wrongdoing and
sadly, they are no longer with us. Sadly, they are dealing with the consequences of
their decisions.
We are not angry with them. In fact, we love them and we hurt for and with them.
We want only what is best for them. Our prayer and expectation is that the Lord
will use for good what others intended for evil.
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it
about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today." Gen. 50:20
This situation can be used for your good, the good of those who have been caught
up in sin, and good for the school. Here are ways in which God can use this sad

situation for good.

We are here FOR you. We are your advocates. We love you in Christ, We only
want the best for you and your families. Sometimes this means tough love but it
is love. We would not love you if we ignored sinful and destructive
behavior. Likewise, you dont show love for your friends ignoring their sinful and
destructive behavior. Be a protector of others and of your school. Do not encourage
bad behavior, seek to encourage your friends to do the right things. You will be
doing them a favor. You will be showing them love.
Pray for your classmates and their families.
We can and should learn from the mistakes of others.
For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the
cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud
and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual
drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock
was Christ. Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were
overthrown in the wilderness
All of the people of Israel had the same blessings, experienced Gods provision,
and were taught Gods word yet some of these chose to reject that teaching. The
same thing happens in our families and school.
Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down
for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. Therefore let anyone
who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you
that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted
beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of
escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Cor. 10:113
Avoid gossip for love covers a multitude of sins.
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of
sins. 1 Pet. 4:8
Be humble, remember, everyone in this auditorium is capable of any sin. It is
reported of George Whitfield (a great pastor/teacher), that on seeing a poor
drunkard reeling along the streets, exclaimed with tears, But for the grace of God,
there goes George Whitfield. We should say as we reflect on what has happened
to several of our students, classmates, and friends, Were it not for the grace of

God, there go I.
Choose your friends wisely.
Do not be deceived: Bad company ruins good morals.. 1 Cor. 15:33
Flee temptation.
So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along
with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 2 Tim. 2:22
To flee means to avoid putting yourself in a place of temptation or getting out of
such a place quickly.
Be on your guard.
Be sober- minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a
roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Pet. 5:8
The devil is real. He hates you. He wants to harm and destroy you. Think about
how he may try to trap you by what is on your phone, the type of people you spend
time with, the places you go, etc.
Dont play with sin, dont experiment.
But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then
desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown
brings forth death. Jam. 1:415
Remember that your sins will find you outeventually.
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also
reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap
corruption,~~~~ but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal
life. Gal. 6:78
The students who are not with us today thought they would get way with sin. They
did for a while but eventually it caught up with them.
You may think that you are getting away with sins of your own. You probably arefor now. But eventually, sin will catch you.
Hold yourself accountablegive your parents access to your mobile devices
and computers.
I know, you think I am crazy but I am serious. Accountability is protection and
Seek wise, godly counsel from teachers, counselors, administrators, parents,
pastors, or youth leaders.

If you are aware of a problem in the schooltell someone.

In the long run you are helping to protect that student or students.
No matter where you are now, no matter what you have done, there is
forgiveness. You can start fresh.
I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy
against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever speaks a word against the Son
of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be
forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. Matt. 12:31
Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we also have
forgiven our debtors. Matt. 6:11
Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgivenfor she loved
much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little. And he said to her, Your sins are
forgiven. Luke 7:47ff
Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered;
blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin. Rom. 4:7
And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh,
God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by
canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. Col.
I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his names
sake. 1 Jo. 2:12

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