On November 18, 1914, a fire in a dormitory at what was then the Florida Industrial School for Boys is believed to have killed eight students and two staff members.
It turns out that those were among the first of an untold number of deaths at what became the Dozier School for Boys.
The reform school in the Panhandle town of Marianna was finally closed in 2011 after decades of alleged abuse and violence perpetrated against students.
University of South Florida researchers have been trying to identify a number of students buried in unmarked graves on the site.
And now, USF will host a conference Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of the fire, which was one of the earliest signs of trouble at Dozier.