Recently, a Dumbarton Middle school student made a series of poor choices on a bus ride home from school, involving violence and a knife. Thankfully, no one was injured, and all the children arrived home safely. I empathize with all the families involved. As a parent of two Dumbarton students, it is my expectation that my children attend a safe school and that Baltimore County Public Schools provide safe and reliable transportation every day. Unfortunately, there is no way to 100 percent guarantee the safety of everyone every day, but I do believe that the school's administration puts the safety of children as its number one priority.