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 Post subject: Search of 32 graves ordered at Florida reform school
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:30 am 
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Search of 32 graves ordered at Florida reform school

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has ordered an investigation to determine whether the remains of 32 students were buried decades ago in shallow graves on the grounds of a former reform school for boys.

Authorities are investigating whether boys were beaten decades ago in this building, known as the White House.

The governor's action came at the urging of four former residents of what was known as the Florida School for Boys. The four alleged that students were abused and killed by guards decades ago at the school in Marianna, Florida, just south of the Georgia border.

In a letter Crist asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the graves and determine whether any crimes were committed.


This will be an interesting story to watch. I can remember whispered stories about "reform" schools from the time I was old enough to go to school. Some teachers threatened unruly students with the possibility of being sent to one.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:56 am 
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This will be an interesting story to watch. I can remember whispered stories about "reform" schools from the time I was old enough to go to school. Some teachers threatened unruly students with the possibility of being sent to one.


Yes, this was a popular way to scare children into 'acceptable' behavior. Perhaps the horror stories were true, eh?

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