An investigation into a “personnel matter” is being conducted at Bucks County Technical High School, according to a letter issued to parents and students late in the week.
Sources tell Patch the investigation is focusing on accusations of “inappropriate relations” between a male member of the teaching staff and a female student.
The letter, dated Feb. 6., does not state what the investigation is focusing on, but it asks parents for their “support and confidence” in the administration's probe.
A copy of the letter can be seen in the media section of this article
School Principal Mary Kelly said she had no comment on the investigation and Bristol Township police have not issued word on whether they are involved.
“We always work in the best interests of the students,” Kelly said in a phone conversation.
Word of an investigation began to spread throughout the Lower Bucks County community Wednesday, and several different tales of what is alleged to have happened have cropped up.
The school’s letter mainly focuses on the rumor’s distribution of social media.
“We are living in a time when the social media is a major communication tool for our students and we realize that students often interpret everything on this media as fact. We also know that rumors travel faster than the spoken work through Facebook, Twitter, etc. As our investigation continues, we are asking for your support and confidence that the administration will continue to sort fact from rumor, and that we will continue to hold the safety and well-being of our students and staff paramount.”
The four-paragraph letter requests parents assure students who inquire that the investigation is continuing and the school will follow up on rumors immediately.
Administrators Mary Kelly and Hank DeGeorge signed off the one page letter.
Students from Bensalem, Bristol Borough, Bristol Township, Morrisville, Neshaminy and Pennsbury school districts attend the New Falls Road school.
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