WFSU News · Tallahassee · Panama City · Thomasville
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
WFSU Local News

FAMU students arrested, facing felony hazing, battery charges

By Regan McCarthy

Tallahassee, FL – Three members of Florida A and M's Marching 100 band who were arrested on hazing charges made their first court appearance Tuesday. Regan McCarthy reports the arrests were made for an incident separate from the alleged hazing event that ended in the death a band drum major.

Three members of Florida A and M university's marching band have made their first court appearance. The men were arrested on hazing charges for beating a freshman clarinet player last month. According to the Tallahassee Police Department Bria Hunter of Atlanta suffered blood clots, bone bruising and a cracked femur. Two of the young men also face felony battery changes. All three were granted bail. Reports of this incident came weeks after law enforcement officials launched an investigation into the hazing-related death of drum major Robert Champion.