Update 12 p.m.: Online social media pages under name MaryKate Blankenburg appear to have been taken down. Twitter debate appears ongoing. Source of controversy appears to be this post:
The following statement was issued at 11 a.m. Monday by the office of Dr. David Weitzel, Superintendent of Schools, Central Bucks School District:
“I learned Sunday afternoon of a social media posting of a threatening, violent message allegedly written under the name of MaryKate Blankenburg, a School Guidance Counselor at Central Bucks High School West.
“Responding with urgency and concern, we immediately began an investigation, including verification of the source of the post, and we will take appropriate action once we learn all of the facts. I also notified the District Attorney’s Office on Sunday and we are working with them as they investigate this incident. The content of the post does not in any way reflect the beliefs or values of the Central Bucks School District.”