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FAMU expells four over misdemeanor hazing charges

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.

According to the police report, one student admitted that meetings took place but denied witnessing any hazing. Three others denied knowledge of the meetings and the hazing.

The arrests and dismissals are the latest in a series of hazing reports that have rocked Florida A&M University and its famed Marching 100 band. This case and one other, involve incidents that occurred before the death of a drum major in November. The state is still investigating that death.