Fl. Gov. Rick Scott and his cabinet voted unanimously to allow researchers to exhume bodies from the former, state-run Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. The vote drew a round of applause from former students of the school in the audience.
They approved a permit Tuesday that will allow University of South Florida researchers to exhume bodies buried at the Dozier School for Boys in the Panhandle.
State officials said in July that they lacked the legal authority to grant the excavation of the site about 60 miles west of Tallahassee.
Attorney General Pam Bondi pushed to get the cabinet to take up the permit request. USF researchers have said remains of children who died at the school have not been located.
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