Sunday, May 25, 2008

Girl Drowned in School Pool,lowpool.article

Post-Tribune [Merrillville, IN]
25 May 2008

What lies beneath the Lowell school?

Post-Tribune staff writer

LOWELL -- For decades, mystery has shrouded "the pool."

Rumors have swirled into urban legends since the old Lowell High School, with the year 1914 chiseled into its concrete frontispiece, was built atop a hill on Oakley Avenue.

Underneath the hill, they say, a swimming pool was constructed below the school building, now Lowell Middle School. [...]

[On a tour of the empty pool, eighth-grader Kelsey Lukasik said, "I heard a girl went down here and drowned and they forgot to take her body out of the pool and they put cement over the pool and closed it forever."]