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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 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.

Lisa Gerber March 07, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Heard about this sad news all the way up in harford coutny from a friend of a friend . . . . . never easy to lose a child in the community
Belinda Boothe March 09, 2012 at 01:59 PM
The sad part is that after this happen a black student said something very horrible "One less white Redneck we have to deal with in the dena" That is why the police and security was brought in, a racial remark which outraged the white community, family and friends at Chesapeake High School. How could someone say such a thing. I know if it would have been the other way around the NAACP would have been all over it. Its horrible this child took his own life and the students are trying to understand why then to put that on the internet. I would like to see that student removed from the school I want my children to feel safe going to school and not be around that type of person. The thing is if he could say that what will he do next to put our children in harms way!
tabias sye May 02, 2012 at 12:50 PM
first of all i never said any of that people spreaded that i said that so before you say something get ya facts straight..and how could i say something about him if i never new him at all i wasnt raised that way

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