More than 100,000 Central Florida students go to school in box-like, portable classrooms that offer little protection from high winds, are often poorly inspected and in some cases are not even attached to the ground. With recent killer tornadoes focusing attention on the anchoring of mobile homes in Central Florida, the Orlando Sentinel newspaper began investigating the safety of 5,443 portable classrooms at elementary and secondary schools in six counties. This includes the results of that investigation, plus several related stories.
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