an interest in horror stories preclude one from working with kids?
I have also been made aware that many school teachers
may possibly also have an interest in sex. Sack the lot of them!
Based on an article from This Is
A teacher at a church high school is
being investigated following complaints about her gothic vampire
English and drama teacher Samantha Goldstone has agreed to stay away
from St Christopher's C of E High School, Accrington, during the probe.
Investigations centre on the part-time gothic fiction writer's personal
websites and other sites that promote her book and poems.
One section of her book, written under the pen name Paigan Stone, refers
to a fictional student drugging a vampire student.
Her personal MySpace website, which has now been taken off public
display, included supposedly provocative images & videos and also
references to her gothic writing which she boasts contains adult
content with vampire eroticism, violence and blood lust. The site
also links to her published debut novel which includes references to a
17th Century vampire who lusts after women after being drugged with
Alasdair Coates, head teacher of St Christopher's, said: Concerns
have been raised with me regarding the conduct of a member of staff and
content on the internet. As soon as we got the complaints we took
immediate action and the governors have been informed. These concerns
have to be investigated appropriately and, while we do this, the member
of staff has agreed to stay away from school. This is not an indication
of guilt as we have not completed the investigation. There has been no
formal suspension. Pupils and staff work hard to achieve high standards
and expect us to look into allegations. However it would be unfair to
discuss the exact nature of the allegations or identify the member of
Goldstone, who has been at the school for three years said: I've been
told by the school that I cannot comment on the matter.
Visitors to her website are told she is an English and drama teacher
in Lancashire. It also says she has appeared in six anthologies for
her poetry and short stories. Her book is widely available on websites
including popular sites like Amazon.com. On her website she wrote:
The recent success of Vampire novel Gabriele Caccini has been the
fulfilment of a lifelong dream.