#1 Elite Prep School Quashes Vampire Rumors.03-27-2009, 10:19 AMVampire rumors spur alert at Boston Latin - on bullying
By Megan Woolhouse and Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / March 27, 2009
Boston Latin School headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta issued a notice to parents and students yesterday quashing rumors of vampires at the school. An odd move for the head of a historic elite preparatory school, but Teta and Boston public school officials declined to elaborate on what triggered the unusual message.
They did, however, adamantly offer assurances that no one at the school has been hurt, arrested - or bitten.
"The headmaster believes that the outrageous rumors had reached a point where she had to say something to families to ensure that all students felt safe and respected," said Chris Horan, School Department spokesman.
While the episode sounds like something out of "Twilight," last year's hit film about a high school girl who falls in love with a vampire, it may be closer to the movie "Mean Girls."
Two law enforcement officials with knowledge of the incident said a group of girls at the school had been bullying at least one other student who likes to dress in Goth-style, a vampirish look popularized by musician Marilyn Manson. The officials said the girls began spreading a rumor that the student was a vampire who had cut someone's neck and sucked the blood.
When Boston police went to the school Wednesday on an unrelated matter, their presence fueled yet another rumor: that a vampire was being arrested, according to one of the law enforcement sources.
Several students and parents of students said police officers were posted at the school's main entrance Wednesday but it was unclear why.
Eddy Chrispin, Boston Police Department spokesman, said police spoke with several students at the school Wednesday "to quell the rumor" of vampires.
"One student who contacted the Globe said a male student, rumored to be a werewolf, had threatened on Facebook to bring a gun to school because he was being harassed. Other students at the school yesterday said they had heard that a student had been bitten.
03-27-2009, 10:23 AM
why? They're already learning how to manipulate the press - and their parents . . . .Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
03-28-2009, 08:53 PM
Great, now they'll have to check kids every day for crosses and wooden stakes.
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03-28-2009, 09:40 PM
In all fairness - this is taking place in Boston - and the Kennedys and the Kerrys and Barny Frank live up there . . . . so . . . . It's not to big of a stretch to believe that some kid could be a blood sucker too . . . .Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
03-28-2009, 10:53 PM
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Maybe one of the old headmasters was an English vampire and has just 'risen' for fresh blood after all these years.Could be the loud music disturbed it's rest like Lestat ?
Boston Latin was a Harvard 'prep'school in colonial days and many Boston Revolutionary War hero's graduated from its ranks.John Hancock,Sam Adams,Ben Franklin but he dropped out .
The school's first class was in single figures, but it now has 2,400 pupils drawn from all parts of Boston. It has produced four Harvard presidents, four Massachusetts governors, and five signers of the United States Declaration of Independence. William Lloyd Garrison, Benjamin Franklin, and Louis Farrakhan are its most famous dropouts.
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04-03-2009, 12:03 AM
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don't the vampires come from hot topic?
04-07-2009, 04:13 PM
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I assume the kids are required to read "The National Inquirer" instead of Reader's Digest in Frosh English these days. ;)
04-08-2009, 08:55 AM
Were you required to read Reader's Digest in frosh English?
I think the kids are still required to read Romeo and Juliet, and A Tale Of Two Cities in Frosh English, like they did when I was in school. The question is more did they learn how to read well enough in K-8 that they can successfully complete their reading assignments in 9th grade?
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