Chesapeake High School Principal Addresses Heightened Security
The principal posted a letter on the school’s website about the extra police presence at the school on Tuesday.
A letter was posted on Chesapeake High School’s Anne Arundel County Public School website on Tuesday regarding heightened security at the school during the day.
On Tuesday morning, Patch reported that the school had an increased police presence due to rumors that had spread via social media that some unsafe behavior could happen, according to Anne Arundel County Schools spokesman Bob Mosier.
A letter was posted on the AACPS site from Chesapeake High School principal Frank Drazan which said:
“As you may be aware, we had additional police and administrative presence at our school this morning because of rumors regarding student safety that have been swirling on social media sites. While I do not want to lend credence to these rumors – which, to date, have been unfounded – I want to assure you that this action was a proactive measure and not based on any incident that has occurred in our building.”
The letter also said that the extra police presence was a precaution and no incidents had occurred at the school. The full letter can be found here.
It is the second letter that Drazan has posted in as many days. The first letter on March 5 addressed the unexpected weekend death of a Chesapeake High School student.
The March 5 letter stated:
“I am writing you today with the sad news that we have lost another member of our Chesapeake High School family. Brandon Mason, a junior at our school who also attended classes at the Center of Applied Technology – North, died unexpectedly Saturday.”
In the letter, Drazan stated that counselors would be made available to the students, and he encouraged parents to speak with their children if they had any questions.
There was no indication that the two incidents addressed on Monday and Tuesday were related.
Regarding extra the security at the school on Tuesday, social media sites Twitter and Facebook were buzzing with comments regarding the police presence at the school, but no specific incidents were reported.