A Letter to BHS Football Regarding the Arrest of a Volunteer Coach

A Letter to BHS Football Regarding the Arrest of a Volunteer Coach

This letter was sent via text message to the parents/guardians of BHS football players:

Dear Boxer Football Families,

Today, Brockton Public Schools administrators were notified by law enforcement officials that a volunteer coach for the Brockton High School Football team was arrested by Boston Police on multiple charges including rape of a child. The alleged victim is not a member of the Brockton Public Schools community.

In his role as a volunteer coach, this individual’s duties would not typically involve unsupervised contact with our student-athletes. In accordance with Massachusetts law and district policies, he passed a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check prior to being accepted as a volunteer.

We understand this news will be disturbing and upsetting to our students and families. Any family with questions is encouraged to contact the high school to speak with Dr. Murray. Brockton Police are cooperating with Boston Police as part of the ongoing investigation. We strongly encourage any student or parent/guardian who would like to report any concerning behavior to contact Brockton Police at 508-941-0200.

We ask the media to refer any questions to the Boston Police Department.

Thank you,

Superintendent Mike Thomas

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