TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Authorities looking into the death of a Florida A&M University drum major opened a new investigation after they uncovered possible employee fraud and misconduct at the school, according to documents released Wednesday. Meanwhile, there was more fallout in Georgia. An Atlanta-area school district suspended all marching band activities at 21 high schools […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The fired director of Florida A&M’s famed “Marching 100” band said he repeatedly warned university leaders over two decades about the dangers of hazing and that he’s been made the scapegoat for a band member’s death in which the practice is suspected. Julian White, 71, said he suspended 26 band members […]
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Florida A&M University had a “culture of hazing” that led to the recent death of a marching band member, an attorney for the student’s family said Monday. See also: Attorney says suit planned in FAMU band death See also: Caribbean Culture Has Infused Miami For Over 100 Years Attorney Christopher Chestnut said […]
MIAMI— The family of a Florida A&M University drum major who died of suspected hazing will sue the school, an attorney said Friday. The family of Robert Champion, 26, is spending the holiday weekend planning Champion’s funeral, attorney Christopher Chestnut told The Associated Press. The Atlanta resident was found unresponsive on a bus parked outside […]
(AP) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The longtime director of Florida A&M University’s famed marching band was fired Wednesday as the fallout from a drum major’s suspected hazing death deepened. Florida’s governor said state investigators would join the probe and the college announced an independent review led by a former state attorney general. See also: Hazing Looked […]
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