This Florida School Is What a COVID-19 Fiasco in the Making Looks Like


    Courtesy of Ashlee CarawayMIAMI—At the end of the first day of classes last week, dozens of teens lined up to board school buses parked outside the entrance of Bartow Senior High, the main secondary school in the central Florida city bearing the same name. Despite being outdoors, and thus perhaps less likely to serve as a launching pad for mass contagion, the large number of students crammed together, some sans face masks, prompted a 12th grader to snap three photos and two short videos of the crowd.The same day, Ashlee Caraway, the senior’s older sister who graduated from Bartow High last year, posted the photos and tagged an unofficial Facebook page for the school. At the top of the post, the 19-year-old wrote: #COVID19 !! In a phone interview with The Daily Beast, Caraway said she shared the images hoping to draw attention to the lack of social distancing enforcement. She also provided The Daily Beast with videos that show closer views of students congregating and waiting to get on the buses. (Caraway’s younger sister, the current student, declined to comment.) Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here


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