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The Florida School for Boys, opened at the turn of the 20th century, was supposed to provide a new start for troubled young men who had committed crimes ranging from theft to rape. Instead, it was the beginning of a horrifying, 111-year-long chapter of Florida history that has yielded troubling revelations to this day. Twenty seven geological “anomalies” that could be “possible graves” based on their shape and size were discovered by a contractor near the now-shuttered school, the Tampa Bay Times reported on Friday . More than 50 sets of human remains had previously been exhumed by researchers from a small cemetery on the grounds. According to a March report to state authorities, obtained... Full story

15 April