High School Counselor On #ICantBreathe Protesters: ‘I will Personally SHOOT Every one Of Them’
The Central Bucks School District in Pennsylvania is investigating a guidance counselor’s post in which she threatened to shoot #ICantBreathe protesters who were demonstrating Sunday outside Lincoln Financial Field.
[su_center_ad]The counselor has since been placed on leave, district officials said, according to NBC Philadelphia.
The Facebook message posted by MaryKate Blankenburg read, “If my child cannot get to the Eagles game due to protesters, I will personally SHOOT every one of them. You’ve been warned idiots!!”
She is an 11th grade guidance counselor at Central Bucks West High School.
The threat was focused on demonstrates outside the Philadelphia Eagles game as they protested against racism in the wake of the police-involved deaths of black men such as Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
The Facebook post has been deleted, but it has been circulated on social media, sparking outrage.
— Chris Rock (@ozchrisrock) December 8, 2014
In a statement Monday morning, Central Bucks School District Superintendent David Weitzel said the district responded with urgency after seeing the “threatening, violent” message allegedly written by Blankenburg, according to Patch.com.
“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,” he said.
“The content of the post does not in any way reflect the beliefs or values of the Central Bucks School District,” Weitzel said.
She has reportedly been suspended with pay.
Once you post something on social media, it is never really “deleted.”
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