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WFSU Local
5:12 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Authorities file charges in FAMU band drum major hazing death

FAMU Band Drum major Robert Champion died in November following a hazing event after the Florida Classic Football game in Orlando
Tony Levell

Update: 4:50 pm:   The Leon County Sheriff's office says they've taken two people into custody in connection with the Champion case.  They are 23-year-old Caleb Jackson and 24-year-old Ricky Wills. Both are charged with felony hazing relating in death.

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WFSU Local
6:45 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

FAMU Police cheif retires

Florida A&M University’s Police Chief Calvin Ross is announcing his retirement. Ryan Benk reports Ross had planned to retire earlier, but stayed to oversee the multiple hazing investigations at the school.

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WFSU Local
6:38 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Gov. disaproves of FAMU hazing task forces' "private" meetings

Governor Rick Scott is criticizing a decision by the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees to allow its hazing task force to meet in private. The Board approved a request by the task force to be designated as a “fact-finding” commission, which allows it to avoid Florida’s Sunshine Laws. Lynn Hatter reports.

When FAMU’s board of trustees approved the plan to allow the task force to meet in private, only two members voiced opposition to the move.

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Education
6:31 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

FAMU places faculty involved with hazing on administrative leave

Florida A&M University has placed two professors involved in a 2010 hazing incident on administrative leave.  Lynn Hatter reports according to a Tallahassee Police Department Incident Report, pledges of a fraternity associated with the school’s marching band were slapped on their backs and necks at an event held off-campus at the home of one of the faculty members.

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WFSU Local
6:44 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Hazing Incident report reveals FAMU faculty involvement

The Tallahassee Police Department has released an incident report that cites two Florida A&M University music department faculty members as suspects in a hazing event that took place in 2010. According to the report, pledges of a fraternity associated with the school’s marching band were slapped on their backs and necks at an event held off-campus at the home of one of the faculty members. Lynn Hatter has more.

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