Senator Bill Nelson says University of South Florida researchers have received permission to carry-on their investigation of gravesites on the Dozier School for Boys campus in Marianna.
A group of former students, who call themselves the White House Boys, say school officials tortured and killed boys in the 1950's and 60's, then buried them in unmarked graves.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigated the claims several years ago, before the state closed the school for budgetary reasons. But U-S-F researchers say they found more graves than the F-D-L-E during their research last year.
Nelson is at USF Friday to look at some of that information.
The relative of a student, who died mysteriously at Dozier is suing the state, to prevent the sale of the Dozier property before the case is fully investigated.