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Balto. Co. is making school safety a priority

9:00 AM EST, December 5, 2012

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As a parent of a student at Cockeysville Middle School, I want to applaud the committed efforts of Dale Rauenzahn, head of safety and security for Baltimore County Public Schools, along with his colleagues who have implemented strong security measures at our school ("Baltimore Co. school veteran will lead new safety office," Oct. 29).

After the recent violent incidents at several county schools, Mr. Rauenzahn and his team listened in person to concerned parents. We knew our school was an extremely safe place, but we wanted current security measures updated to ease worries that resulted from recent violence and threats in other schools. Within days, security was addressed, monitored and updated.

Now, the Cockeysville staff and teachers continue to provide an excellent educational environment, along with an improved security system. Parents, students and school staff know that Baltimore County not only listened, but its leadership acted. Thank you!

Jennifer H. Tarr, Cockeysville

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