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Baltimore County police say a child was sexually assaulted while he was on school property at a Dundalk elementary school Monday morning.

The department wrote in a news release that the child was assaulted while on a footpath near the baseball fields at Norwood Elementary School in Dundalk.

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Police said the child reported the incident to school officials and that a school resource officer found surveillance footage of the child being assaulted by an “unknown black male dressed in all dark clothing.”

The department wrote that the footage showed the man running away from school property after the assault.

School district officials informed families of the assault Monday and asked guardians to be vigilant when dropping off and picking up students.

“As with this case, it is important for all of us — student and parents alike — to inform school staff or police any time you or your child sees, hears, or reads anything that is suspicious or that may pose a threat to the school or its students,” the message to families said. “We all have a role to play in ensuring that our school remains a safe and secure learning environment for our children.”

Additional Baltimore County police units paroled the area during school hours, school district officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 410-307-2020.

Baltimore Sun reporter Lillian Reed contributed to this article.

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