FAMU Hazing

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12 Charged With Manslaughter In FAMU Death

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Prosecutors are charging 12 former Florida A&M University band members with manslaughter in the 2011 hazing death of a drum major. Ten of the band members had been charged last May with […]


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FAMU Says It’s Making Big Changes To Battle Hazing

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Florida A&M University officials say in a new report that they’re making sweeping changes to battle hazing at the school. FAMU on Wednesday submitted a 27-page response to a blistering report issued […]


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FAMU Delays Hiring New Leader For Famed Band

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Florida A&M University is delaying the hiring of a new director for its famed marching band. The university had scheduled a news conference Tuesday to announce a successor to former band director […]


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Florida A&M President To Resign Immediately

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP/WAOK) –  Florida A&M University President James Ammons, who has been under fire since the hazing death of a marching band member, is immediately stepping down from his job. Ammons has reached an agreement […]



Parents Of Drum Major Sue FAMU Over Son’s Death

ORLANDO, FL (AP/WAOK) – More than six months after FAMU drum major, Robert Champion’s death from hazing aboard a bus parked outside an Orlando hotel, his parents are filing a lawsuit against the school in […]


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Parents Skeptical Of FAMU Hazing Probe Statements

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – The parents of a Florida A&M drum major who died during a hazing ritual say they are having a hard time believing other band members’ statements to detectives that Robert Champion volunteered to […]



Too Much Truth Recap: FAMU Band Suspended For Yet Another Year

What an EXPLOSIVE show!! According to the Associated Press,   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida A&M University’s famed marching band is being suspended for at least one more school year as officials try to cleanse […]


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4 More Charged With Hazing At Fla. A&M University

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)— Pledges of a Florida A&M marching band club known as the Clones were punched or paddled while they played music during a hazing initiation, according to police records released Friday. Four band […]