Who runs the ‘controversial’ Agape boarding school? Student claims he was forced to roll in camel poo

The Agapé Boarding School for Boys in Stockton, Missouri, is currently facing 19 lawsuits for torture, starvation, as well as sexual, emotional and physical abuse, as reported by the Daily Mail. Five new lawsuits have been filed by former students from California, Texas, Florida and Mississippi, who attended the university from 2014 to present.

Students at the controversial school have accused the faculty of forcing them to roll in camel poo to ‘build their character’. Mother Nicole Fernandez, who is among several plaintiffs making an authorized petition, has revealed her then 14-year-old son contracted pink eye from a revolting train which involved students rolling around in car poo. ‘animal. In an exclusive interview, Fernandez told the Daily Mail that she enrolled her 14-year-old son, Corey Fernadez, in Christian school so he could get ‘animal medicine’ and emotional assistance while that he was spiraling out of control after his father’s sudden disappearance.


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“The animals were meant to be for emotional therapeutic and assistive purposes,” Fernandez said. “That was the main reason I sent my son to Agapé boarding school. They were all concerned about the animals. They promised the animals would help Corey with the grieving process and so they knew we were from a firm,” she added. “They used this to trick me into sending my son there, which ended up being the worst mistake of my life,” the mother added.

Agape Boarding School Faculty (Courtesy: agapeboardinschool.org)

Who runs the Agape boarding school?

With a desire to help troubled boys, Agape Boarding School was founded in April 1990 by James and Kathy Clemensen. Agapé Boarding School describes itself as “an affordable, non-profit Christian boarding school designed to show God’s love to adolescents struggling with behavioral issues that may threaten their future.” The Agape school is committed to providing its students with quality education and professional training. Apparently, none of this seems to be true.

Agape Boarding School Campus (agapeboardingschool.org)

Charges against the school

Fernandez, who is from Northern California, believed that enrolling her son in Agape boarding school would benefit Corey in his best interests. Fernandez was determined to avoid wasting his son’s time, as he had already ended up in jail. On the advice of a drug dealer, who later turned out to be an Agape school recruiter, Fernandez enrolled his flimsy hostel in the all-boys school in February 2019.

“It seemed like the right school with lots of pets and animals to help the students emotionally. I was told they had worked with several children like my son and were well equipped to deal with these with special needs,” she said. . “My son was on the spectrum and was recognized with Tourette’s Syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome, Nerve Dysfunction and understandably mourned the lack of his father,” she said.

“My son was standing at the entrance and I didn’t recognize him. He looked emaciated, his head was shaved. He was wearing an oversized dirty orange sweater and using rain boots that were about size 13 when he had the dimension 8 or 9”, she mentioned. “He came in weighing around 185lbs and when I saw him he had lost almost 50lbs. He looked like a prisoner. It broke my heart.” “I should have taken him out straight away, however, the school was so convincing and drilled into my head that it was what was best for him when in reality it was turned out to be the worst mistake of my life.” Fernandez released her son from Agape in October 2019 after 8 months of torture and abuse.

Fernandez revealed that her son Corey told her he was dragged out of bed at night during the Ozark winter and made to roll around in camel waste. “I remember him telling me, if that was normal, how he and other children had been dragged out of bed at night during the Ozark winter and made to roll around in the mud of camel. He said, ‘That’s where I got rosy-eyed.’ He was told that it builds character,” Fernandez said.

Fernandez revealed that as punishment, youngsters at the school were given “soggy tortillas” with “cooked moldy beans” which they were forced to eat. And, that’s what they would be served at dinner. She also revealed that the so-called animal therapy never happened. Rather, they were only allowed to work with a German Shepherd (named Canine) and a horse that was later put down for misbehavior. “The staff member shot and killed the dog because he didn’t obey him and couldn’t be qualified,” Fernandez said.

Another student, Josh Bradney, 20, who was 12 when he left for school, said he was often raped as a student. “Agape is what threatens an academic’s future,” Bradney told the Daily Mail. “It’s a cult that tries to brainwash young people into believing that they are horrible people who end up in hell. That their father and mother didn’t need them. That they deserve abuse.”

Bradney described an incident in which he was said to have been so overwhelmed by a group of academics that he was taken to the doctor. He claimed that a worker member asked him to lie and say he was injured in a football match, although he did not play there. His then doctor, Dr David Smock, 56, is now behind bars after being charged with 15 sex offenses and attempting to sodomize a 13-year-old in the bath.

“It wasn’t a safe place. I couldn’t tell any of the staff or the doctor what was really happening to me, besides the sexual abuse, or I would be in even deeper trouble. I was completely happy and relieved after hearing about his arrest,” Fernandez added, “I gotta see them all held accountable. I gotta see them prosecuted and see the university shut down. I gotta see all these kids compensated for a good life.” -psychological being.

After leaving Agapé, the mother had to place her son in a real therapy program, Sundown Bay Academy in Mexico, for another 15 months due to his experience at school. “He was completely happy, healthy, darling, fed and we were allowed out on the town, even had one-day visits together,” Fernandez said.

Robert Bucklin, 28, who now works as a hospital guard and attended Agapé from 2007 to 2013, has been actively trying to shut down the university since leaving.

Clyde P. Johnson