DUNDALK, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County police are investigating a reported child sexual assault on school property at Norwood Elementary School in Dundalk.

The assault happened Monday morning, police said. The victim reported it to school staff after arriving at school on Monday.

Surveillance video showed a suspect sexually assaulting the victim on a footpath near the school’s baseball fields then fleeing on foot, police said.

Parents in the area were shocked to hear the news.

“That’s terrible. I mean, I have older kids. I always drove them to school even though we live down the street, but not every mother can do that. You know, you have to work,” said Lisa Gerke.

Police say the student, while a Baltimore County student, is not a student at the elementary school.

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

WJZ reached out to Baltimore County Public Schools for comment; as of Monday night that request has not been answered.

Ava-joye Burnett