Dear Students, Parents, Regents, Alumni and Friends,
I have just received information that there will be a news conference this afternoon concerning allegations against one of the members of Saint John’s Abbey who served as Saint John’s Prep Headmaster in the early 1990’s. I wanted to assure you all that these allegations are from the past and have been previously investigated. The leader of our community, Abbot John Klassen, is prepared to respond and we will provide that response.
The information brought forward by those holding the news conference will be reviewed by Saint John’s Abbey and the External Review Board.
Saint John’s Prep is committed to the safety and well being of our students.
Please feel free to contact me with any comments or concerns.
Subject: A special message from Father Timothy Backous, OSB
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007