Grim hunt for hidden graves begins at notorious Florida school amid fears dozens of pupils were secretly killed
Human remains have been found buried in the grounds of a notorious reform school in Florida, amid fears that dozens of pupils were secretly killed there more than 50 years ago.
The skeletons of two youths were discovered during an excavation this week at the Arthur G Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, near the border with Alabama, which was closed in 2011.
Radar searches have indicated that as many as 50 graves are located in one area near the dreaded school for young offenders, where former pupils say boys were beaten, raped and tortured by staff.
Robert Straley, who attended for 10 months after stealing a car at 13, estimates that more than 100 boys were killed over the decades.
“The school opened in 1900 and the very ground it sets on is soaked in their blood,” he said. (Photo: AP)