Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance on Tuesday named a school safety chief, following two gun-related incidents at the beginning of the school year.

Dale Rauenzahn, who has served school system's head of student support services, was appointed to the new position of executive director of school safety and security.

Dance announced plans to create a safety office after the two cases involving guns. In August, a Perry Hall High School student was critically injured in a cafeteria shooting on the first day of school. Two weeks later, a student allegedly brought a loaded gun to Stemmers Run Middle School in Essex and threatened his teacher and classmates.

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