Kudzu Kids: The Civil War Bone

What happened?

The Kudzu Kids — Rachel, Zach, Hunter and Melody

On August 4, 2015, Rachel, Zach, Hunter, and Melody — the Kudzu Kids — were goofing around in the Grove several weeks ago when they saw some men working at the old "Y" Building on campus.

The building is being renovated, so it's off-limits.

Naturally, the kids decided it would be cool to sneak in and look around. Harmless enough, right?

Well, there was a secret hatch under the floor of a broom closet in the "Y" Building. Zach reached in and came up with a bone.

Before the kids had a chance to inspect it, a University police officer found them and confiscated the bone.

While the adults look into the matter, the Kudzu Kids are conducting their own investigation.


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