Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Makes Statement on Perry Hall High Shooting
Updated: Monday, November 19 2012, 09:25 AM EST
Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, Dallas Dance,
announced the following statement on Monday evening following the Perry Hall High School Shooting:
"What happened earlier today is a shock and a tragedy. Speaking on behalf of the entire BCPS community, our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family.
This school year, we expect to educate more than 106,000 students in our schools. The safety of students and staff is our paramount concern and priority. Schools must be safe to be conducive for teaching and learning.
Our schools have emergency plans in place that are updated annually. Perry Hall High School followed its plan and cooperated with police.
As challenging as today was, I am extremely proud of Principal George Roberts and the school community. Students responded maturely, and the faculty, through its quick intervention, saved lives and captured the assailant.
We will work together to make this the best school year for Team BCPS."
Extra security will be present at the high
school and the school system's Traumatic Loss Team will be available to
provide counseling and other support to students.Classes are expected to resume on Tuesday.