Grave Sites and High Schools

In October 2019, a high school official received a tip that there may be a cemetery located on school grounds in Florida.

The area was then fenced off and a radar was brought in. The radar was able to locate about 145 graves.

There may be more than 250 graves on the campus which will be searched more thoroughly.

It is believed the area was part of the former Ridgeway Cemetery, specifically a portion that was a pauper’s grave for African Americans.

The school has agreed to work with a state archeologist and the county medical examiner to determine how to move forward with the findings.

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