Skip to comments.145 Coffins Discovered Buried Under Tampa High School
Posted on 11/21/2019 8:01:56 AM PST by BenLurkin
The Hillsborough County school district said Wednesday that geophysical technicians found clear evidence of burials at the Clarence Leon King High School campus.
School officials believe the caskets are part of Ridgewood Cemetery, a historic paupers burial ground from the early 1940s that was owned by the city, according to the Florida Genealogical Society. King High School opened in 1960, according to the schools website.
Tanya Arja, a spokeswoman with the school district, said officials began investigating last month after a person told a school board member of the possible location of the cemetery.
For nearly two weeks, technicians hired by the district used ground penetrating radar to confirm the location of the caskets. The coffins are buried 3-5 feet deep in about an acre of open land, and near a small building used by schools agricultural program, the district said.
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Most High Schools just have Detention. Damn, they're strict!
Those kids are going to have some great scary stories to tell!
THEY JUST MOVED THE HEADSTONES!........................
That old secretary in the history department wasn’t good at her job, but they never fired her — I guess she knew where the bodies were buried.
“The agricultural students thought it was strange how the corn that they planted in the area was extra green and grew very quickly.” :)
Straight out of a crappy Netflix Halloween video
Kind of reminds me of that scene in Brubaker when they began finding the graves of prisoners in some farmer’s field nearby.
I saw this on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
I hope they weren’t building a swimming pool when they found this out! They’re Heeeerrree!
Thank goodness, it’s mostly open field and not under structures. It’s hard to believe this could be overlooked so soon; 1940’s isn’t exactly ancient history. Shameful.
Buried in an open field. But that is considered being buried “under the school”. Great headline writing!
The media is no longer beholden to accuracy or truth.
Stephen King, please pick up your poodle are the baggage counter.
I think a foot ball field eould be good use of the ground above my useless leftover body parts when I am done with it.
Better yet under a NASCAR track.
I was gonna ask if they ever saw “Poltergeist”, but that was 21 years after they built the school...
Pauper’s fields seldom HAVE headstones. A concrete marker with a number on it is considered extravagant. Look up Hart’s island, in New York. They are in pine boxes, stacked 3 deep, and 50 wide, 150 to a trench...
Must be a good school. People are dying to get in.
There was a high-school here in Pittsburgh that sat atop a hill right over a tunnel. It’s sports teams were at one time referred to at the Tunnelites.
I suppose teams at this school will now be called the Walking Dead.
The King High Gravediggers just chuckled ...
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