Florida Passes Bill to Deal with Legacy of Notorious SchoolSeeking to address a "dark stain" on Florida's history, the state Legislature is offering to pay to rebury students whose remains were once interred on the grounds of a now shuttered reform school. Legislators on Tuesday sent to Gov. Rick Scott a measure that attempts to come to terms with the notorious legacy of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. The Marianna school located 60 miles west of Tallahassee was shuttered in 2011 and some former students have accused school officials of physical and sexual abuse.
2 More Sets Of Remains From Reform School ID'd Researchers have identified two more sets of remains buried on the grounds of a former Florida Panhandle reform school for over a half-century, the team announced Thursday.
Researchers ID 1st Set Of Remains From Fla. SchoolUniversity of South Florida forensic experts announced Thursday that for the first time they have identified the remains of a boy buried at a now-closed Florida reform school where some guards were accused of brutality.
DNA, Digital X-Rays Used To ID School Remains A researcher from the University of South Florida said Tuesday that a team of forensic experts is using DNA, skeletal analysis and digital X-rays to identify the remains from a former reform school on the Panhandle.