Skip to comments.Remains of 55 bodies found near former Florida reform school
Posted on 01/28/2014 11:07:04 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - Excavations at a makeshift graveyard near a now-closed reform school in the Florida Panhandle have yielded remains of 55 bodies, almost twice the number official records say are there, the University of South Florida announced on Tuesday.
"This is precisely why excavation was necessary," said USF professor Erin Kimmerle, head of the research project. "The only way to truly establish the facts about the deaths and burials at the school is to follow scientific processes."
On a hillside in the rolling, tall-pine forests near the Alabama-Georgia border, a team of more than 50 searchers from nine agencies last year dug up the graves to check out local legends and family tales of boys, mostly black, who died or disappeared without explanation from the Dozier School for Boys early in the last century.
The school, infamous for accounts of brutality told by former inmates, was closed by the state in 2011.
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And to think Mike Lee spoke about “reform” in response to Obama’s SOTU.
I can still hear my fifth grade teacher in St Pete circa 1966 telling misbehaving boys that they would wind up in Marianna. We had no idea.
“Reform” is an ominous word.
Along with undisputed abuses, bear in mind the time period and history.
As mentioned in previous news story http://myfox8.com/2013/09/02/dozens-of-bodies-buried-at-former-florida-boys-school-to-be-exhumed/ (also posted to FR):
// Nearly 100 children died while at the school, according to state and school records, many as a result of a tragic dormitory fire in 1914 and a deadly flu epidemic in 1918.
The poorly kept state records cannot account for what happened to 22 children who died at the school. And no one knows who is buried where. //
Sounds like the school was burying its mistakes.
Fair point, but unexplained bodies demand explanations. (OK, that was badly phrased, but you get the idea.)
What, a ruin a chance for the race baiters to make some points?
Don’t let facts get in the way of the story, there is an agenda here./sarc
Any idea on the religious denomination associated with this school?
Doesn’t appear there is one, but I could be mistaken.
Sotero-ology. It was a state reform school.
Recent issues at boys school here in TN too
People abuse already mistreated and neglected children
Should be blood eagled
Might serve warning....
I don’t think there is anything worse than being a child and knowing no one wants or loves you
Those that couldn’t be reformed?
What the heck kind of comment is that? Would you be more cogent?
Must have been gay pedophilia central...... rape them a while then bury them when they start to make trouble.
Just my edumacated guess..... or maybe the obvious motives.