Four members of the Florida A&M University marching band have been expelled from the university after being charged with misdemeanor hazing. Lynn Hatter reports the dismissals are the latest in the fallout from the death of one of the band’s drum majors back in November.

The four students charged with hazing pledges of a Florida A & M marching band club will have a chance to appeal their dismissal before a student judicial committee.

In a new twist to the ongoing investigation into the hazing death of a Florida A&M University band member, the family is now saying that he may have been targeted because of his sexuality. Lynn Hatter reports Robert Champion died in November following a football game in Orlando. The family is preparing to sue the bus company that transported the band to and from the game.

FAMU BOT gets update on hazing case

Jan 9, 2012

The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees met Monday  to discuss the ongoing investigation into the hazing-related death of school band drum-major Robert Champion. The University’s Dr. Larry Robinson chairs the school’s Internal Crisis Management Committee. Over the past weeks he’s spoken with other universities and says hazing may not be limited to fraternal organizations.