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As a Catholic school, the spiritual as well as the physical well-being of our community is of utmost importance.  The safety and security of our students and staff is a top priority.  The overall safety of any community, but specifically a Catholic school environment, starts with the community itself.  All of us have heard “See Something, Say Something.” When you “Say Something,” it is our goal to “Do Something.” We strive to work closely with our students, teachers, counselors, parents, staff, and law enforcement to provide an atmosphere in which anyone will feel comfortable providing information that can prevent something bad from happening.

Our campus has a security system in place  for screening all visitors to our facilities.  Everyone entering the BMC property during school hours (7:45 am-2:15 pm) will be directed to the guard house.  If you are visiting the interior of our campus, your ID will be scanned, and you will be issued a colored lanyard with a printed ID badge.   Upon leaving campus, you will return the lanyard/ID badges to the guard house. The BMC campus has 24 hour security.

All faculty, staff and volunteers are  fingerprinted through a national database before having any contact with students.   This is only one of the many ways we continue to strive to create a safe environment for our faculty, staff and students. 

Text-4-Help Crisis Hotline

We all face times in life when we are anxious or must deal with difficult situations. If you ever need help, I want to tell you about a way to receive support. It’s called Text-4-Help, a resource for you to use if you need help for yourself or advice on helping a friend.

It’s easy to use, and completely anonymous. You simply send a text message HORNETS to 844-311-7177; you’ll receive an immediate text response from a professional counselor. The counselor doesn’t know who you are, and can’t trace your phone number or location because your text message is routed through a cloaking server. So, you can reach out for help for you or a friend without concern.

Learn more about Text-4-Help here.

 

Department of Children and Families Abuse Hotline: 1-800-962-2873

Liability Protections

Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized or required by law, or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency, shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action. (F.S. 39.203)

An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former and current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current employee protected under F.S. Chapter 760. (F.S. 768.095)

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