Final Edit: This whole story was basically blown out of proportion. A few students believed they were vampires. One student may have bit another student in the neck. The Boston Police were called in Wednesday for a supposedly “unrelated matter” (Boston Globe), which fueled rumors. To conclude, 99.9% of the Boston Latin School student population does not believe in vampires. The students at Boston Latin School are some of the brightest in the world, the administration on the other hand could have handled this situation much better. In either case, Sumus Primi!
“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 TheBostonChannel.com. “I heard that one girl was arrested another suspended.”
The headmaster at the Boston Latin School recently sent out a notice to students and parents alerting them that there are no vampires at Boston Latin after a rumor spread through the school of vampires roaming the halls. The Boston Globe reports:
A school administrator wants to set the record straight: There are no vampires at Boston Latin.
The headmaster of the prestigious exam school took the unusual step today of sending a notice to faculty, students, and parents saying that “rumors involving ‘vampires'” had begun spreading through the building Wednesday, causing disruption and anxiety for a number of students.
Lynne Mooney Teta asked everyone’s help in calming the school community down.
I am a graduate of BLS, and honestly it sounds like the students are pulling a great prank on the administration. We’re known for pulling pranks on incoming underclassmen, like selling them passes to the fourth floor pool (which of course does not exist). I’m betting there’s a few very smart kids having a well deserved chuckle somewhere right now.
A few choice comments from the article:
“Complete denial… exactly what a vampire would say!” – elyse
“This story bites.” – joemac22
“Hmmm, BLS students are notorious for being up till all hours of the night, emailing and IM-ing each other in the wee hours of the morning . . . mere coincidence?” – Catrin Thorp
The best part though is how The Boston Globe ended this article:
The prestigious Boston public school was founded in 1635, and its students have included Ben Franklin, Sam Adams, John Hancock, Louis Farrakhan, Sumner Redstone, and Nat Hentoff.
They were all vampires!
Disclaimer, I am a BLS alum and the head Latin School vampire.