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School Vehemently Denies Vampire Infestation

The Boston Latin School, a private prep school, issued a press release in the hopes of quashing rumors that the school is infested with vampires:
"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.


In my experience, when an authority figure denies that there is a problem, the problem has become much, much worse than feared.

Link via Hit & Run

Good call, if they die after having a stake put through the heart then we know they were vampires.

To paraphrase Buffy, you'd be amazed at how many things a stake through the heart will kill.
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Johnny Cat, the logic employed in your vampire debunking link is seriously flawed. I can't believe I'm actually arguing this. Most vampire myths do not say that only being bitten turns a victim into a vampire.

An easier way to debunk this would be to ask, "does this school meet during the day?" BTW, I don't want to hear anything about students sparkling. Just don't go there.
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zeytoun:FYI very few books regarding vampyres say they only bite the willing. The ones who propose that theory are 21st century chicklit vampire romance tripe. As entertainment they are enjoyable to a degree, but I wouldn't regard them as a scource for truth.

In other words, don't bet your life on it.
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"Poor Poor Knucklehead.
Throw away them fancy books you read.
They're what makes you wet the bed.
They're what makes you think you're dead.
My poor poor Knucklehead."

-Lullaby Baxter Trio.
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As a parent, should I need to be reassured that there are no vampires attending or working in my child's school? Just how stupid can they be?
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OK Thomas, I'm intrigued. I'd love it if you elaborated! Still, even if they drink blood without biting, the key part of the myth/psuedoscience is assimilation. Same as Body-Snatchers, the Borg, etc.
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So, at what point does a person realize that a school is bad and pull their kid(s) from it??

Oh, I know...when they start pouncing vampire rumors to families to ensure that all students feel safe and respected.

What next - parent/teacher day where the tour the school closest to show the boogeyman is not in one of them.
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This is not a rumor at all. I was bit by a vampire there, but luckily i got the key from the old man on the mountain after bringing him some honey syrup. Then i opened the gate at the cave after fighting the bridge troll, in which case i had to slay the dragon. Then i brought the dragon's heart to the local shahman who made me give him 100 gold pieces to make the cure for vampirism. I drunk that and a DUI later... bam! Broke, burned, scared, and jailed- i ended my acting career. At least now i can go out in the sunlight
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I read this in my local paper and thought, "Well, this isn't any less believable than 'Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction'.

And so far, no one has died because of it.
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this is all so BLOODY hilarious...its COUNTless the things ppl will do for attention, maybe their "school" is in financial trouble and needed a publicity stunt
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Come on now people lets get real...there are no such thing as real vampires...now there are people who THINK they are vampires and I think they need some serious help. what next that there are zombies
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Really I think we should be reassuring the parents and students that vampires are indeed real and that probably one out of ten students is an infected vampire. The ensuing mayhem and panic should be pretty hilarious for the rest of us.
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How many vampires does it take to constitute an official infestation problem? As a parent, I'm fine with one or two on campus but that's where I draw the line! Did anyone site demographics?
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Boston Latin is a public school. It's a top school: Harvard was founded so that their students would have somewhere to go after graduation. Of course, smart students != smart teachers.
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Wouldn't it be creepy if it turned out that the rumors were true? Oh, and, by the way...
TLD: Stop kidding yourself. The Twilight movie probably is to blame, whether this is just a bit of insanity or the real thing. And Twilight sucks. That's the honest truth, not just a bad pun.
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For those of you wondering about school being held in the light of day...perhaps the school has invested in some WWII-type blackout curtains to accomodate both Vampyres and normal students alike. Snd does
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For those of you questioning the light of day issue; perhaps the school has invested in some WWII-type blackout-curtains to appease the entire student body. And did Twilight really suck?
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Maybe they left a very important word out of the article... not infested with Vampire BATS!!! The headmaster must be BATS if she seriously felt a need to address this issue. Since when do Vampires need a pre-ivy league education to get what they want?
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There is a cult which calls themselfs vampires. They meet and drink the blood of animals and think that they are cool. Maybe this is what is being refered to?It is something that the kids would be drawn to.
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Why "vehemently denies"? Is it perhaps because there's something to be defensive about? Is it perhaps because on a clear night when the full moon comes out, that these Transylvanian monsters roam the quiet school grounds when there's nobody to see them ... except the Headmaster, of course. Hmmmmm .....
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I concur with Mykey. The omission of any comment about werewolves leads me to believe that they have used the b*tch ass vampires as their scapegoats. Smart Doggies!!
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As a professional social worker, I think we need to stop descriminating against these vampire-americans. Vampires are people too, what's next, pointing out that cheerleaders are empty-headed zombies? Let's all embrace these diverse populations! :)) Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Hahaha! Of course there are pre-ivy league vampires, maybe that's something that haven't tried yet. And Twilight the books rocked, the movie was ok.
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Yeah, I mean when I deny the fact that I do not have multiple genetalia, I can look down and see that the problem is worse than I had feared.
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This comment is coming in a little bit late, but I go to Boston Latin School and we are not stupid. We did not start these rumors, the press did. The fact that public media is following a high school rumor is cause for more concern than the vampires themselves. This attention should be directed towards the war or the government. Not high school rumors. Also, BLS is not a private charter school. It is a Boston Public School, the oldest public school in the nation. Thank you for listening.
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I'd like to believe you Annilisa, but given your ability to write coherently using proper grammar, spelling, and syntax, I find it hard to believe that you attend an American public high school ;)
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..........wtf?.....we humans only exist
..........animals like dogs lions and etc
.......but comeon vampires? seriously?thats .....thats ubsurd absolutly stupid...

new nickname for vampires ..(cannibals) seriously
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im a very open minded person whos to say vampires arent real no one has ever seen god yet people believe he was real so who can say vampires arent real...i dont think this school is infested with them but im just saying just because youve never seen it doesnt mean it doesnt exist
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This is absolutely ridiculous. I actually ATTEND BLS and i can tell you all that it was just a stupid joke played by some 9th graders and because the idiots at Fox 25 news went ballistic everyone thinks that the students of BLS are nocturnal blood-suckers. Anyone who believes what the media has been saying about this is shallow, small-minded, and gullible.

Thank you.
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