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John B. Shock Jr.
John B. Shock Jr.

John B. Shock Jr., who as a deputy superintendent for Baltimore County public schools implemented the system's zero-tolerance alcohol and drug policy for students in the 1970s, died May 14 of complications from dementia at Brightview Assisted Living in Towson. He was 94. "John was my first deputy superintendent when I became superintendent in 1976, and he brought more than three decades of experience to the job and a very strong work ethic," said Robert Y. Dubel, who headed Baltimore County public schools before retiring in 1992. "He was a square shooter, very level-headed and well respected," said Dr. Dubel. "I was very, very sorry to see him...