Vice Magazine writer and photographer James Griffioen has posted the first part of a series of articles on his visits inside abandon schools in Detroit.

With an aging infrastructure built for twice the existing population, the school district has to shut down and vacate school buildings every year. In 2008, I went into several schools closed the previous year to find buildings stripped of metal but left with libraries full of books, computer labs upturned, art classrooms full of supplies, and administration offices filled with confidential and sensitive student records.

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