Vampire denial

Despite rumors, Boston Latin School has no vampires among its elite students, says headmaster Lynne Moone Teta.

“Supposedly 3 students believe that they are vampires and today when a student was bitten the police were informed,” wrote one student in a message to “I heard that one girl was arrested another suspended.”

Police, however, denied reports that anyone at the school was bitten.

If your school has to issue a press release denying your vampire problem, you’ve got a problem, writes Moe Lane (via Instapundit). We’ve all seen the movie, so we know what happens next:

… there’s going to be a few more people gone, and then there’s going to be a couple more, and there’s going to be some conveniently-upcoming big shindig and the bloodsucking fiends are going to be converging en masse on the conveniently-stake-free walking smorgasbord. Just like clockwork.

Lane has practical advice on “what to do when one of the gore-lusting leeches comes smashing through the walls looking for your precious bodily fluids.” Read the comments too.

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  1. deirdremundy says:

    When I was in Highschool (17 years ago!) there was a kid who thought he was a vampire and claimed he’d been iniated into a vampyric cult. (This was back when Anne Rice and Vampire: The Masquerade were popular.)

    Eventually he got expelled, I think. But it never made the news, and the principle never issued any statements. It was treated like a mental illness/ discipline issue– which it was.

    So….either the principle in Boston screwed up something that SHOULD have been handled quietly, or………

    I guess I’ll just avoid New England for a while! =)

  2. Isn’t April Fools’ Day not until next week?

  3. Andromeda says:

    You know, I’ve seen the text of the headmaster’s denial. And, while it warns against sensationalism and spreading rumors, it never explicitly denies the presence of vampires.

    I’m right around the corner from BLS a couple days a week. Maybe I should watch my back.

  4. SuperSub says:

    Andromeda –
    You mean watch your neck…