Rumors were flying late last month at the Historic Latin School in Boston that a female vampire, an unnamed student, had cut someone’s neck and sucked blood, also that police officers had been summoned to the school to apprehend the vampire.
You’d think the only prep school to put vampire advisories out would be Hogwarts. But headmaster of Boston latin, Lynne Mooney Teta, issued a notice to all students and parents that said the following:
“It has come to my attention that rumors involving ‘vampires’ began spreading through the building yesterday…I am very concerned that the safety of certain students may be jeopardized as targets of rumors and speculation…Please alert any adult in the building if you feel that any student is being harassed or targeted.”
I bet she never thought she’d be sending out that advisory. According to the Boston Globe article about the vampire rumor mill students have been hearing all sorts of outlandish things:
Several said two or three female students at the school carry umbrellas in all weather to avoid exposure to the sun…Seventeen-year-old Davis Murphy said he heard that some students claiming to be half-vampires were draining their blood to make their skin paler or had claimed they could fly.
Sounds like goth chicks to me. So until we see pale, teenage, flying vampires wielding pointy umbrellas over Beacon Hill, we at weirdthings.com remain reluctantly skeptical.