Alleged Hazing Death: 4 Students Dismissed
The death of Robert Champion, the Florida A&M University marching-band member who died in an alleged hazing incident, has sparked a criminal investigation into whether FAMU has ignored past warnings about hazing. Now the Associated Press reports that the University will dismiss four students for their role in his death:
FAMU President James Ammons acknowledged the dismissal of the students in a memo he sent earlier this week to members of the FAMU Board of Trustees.
Ammons did not specify what the four students did but said that their dismissals were connected to Champion's death. He also told trustees that a group of students protested his decision to shutter the Marching 100 while the investigation continues.
Ammons says in his memo that the university has a zero-tolerance policy on hazing, then states: "I want to report that four students have been dismissed from the University in connection to the Robert Champion incident."
The 26-year-old Champion was found unresponsive Nov. 19 on a bus parked outside an Orlando, Fla., hotel after the school's football team lost to a rival.
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