#1 Elite Prep School Quashes Vampire Rumors.03-27-2009, 11:19 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, 11:23 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, 09:53 PM
Great, now they'll have to check kids every day for crosses and wooden stakes.
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03-28-2009, 10:40 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, 11:53 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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03-29-2009, 12:33 AM
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The old North End has some well preserved colonial sites and also some of the city's best Italian food.Just down the hill one can still stroll by Kings Chapel that is on part of the land they swapped with Boston Latin for expansion .
Latin moved first across the street then later to a new site.John Hancocks famous flourishing signature was cultivated by an outside private tutor while he attended Latin.Latin students were held to high standards then as now and a young gentleman was expected to have a distinctive flourish and flair .He,the tutor, later fled back to England when the revolt arose.
Read something of John Hancocks life.I formed an unfair opinion of him due to bad information but he was really quite the hidden patriot .After his father died his childless uncle adopted him and paid for all of his schooling to make him a gentleman of trade.His home was at the top of Beacon Hill overlooking the Boston Public Commons where people grazed their cattle that he viewed as his own front lawn.
The edge of the field today is the old Granary Grave yard where many famous people are buried.Hancock worked long and hard to prevent the town of Boston from converting part of the land he viewed as his own into a grave yard but he lost .Just a stroll through that place on a hot day looking at the names on the old stones is a brief lesson in Colonial Americana !
04-03-2009, 01:03 AM
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don't the vampires come from hot topic?
04-07-2009, 05:13 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. ;)
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