Fla. Gov. Confronted By FAMU Students

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Governor Rick Scott was confronted by students from Florida A&M University who are upset over the governor’s call to suspend FAMU’s president amid multiple investigations into the death of a marching band member.

Hundreds of students gathered at the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee late Thursday night and Scott came outside and talked with them, using a bullhorn.

Scott has said he does not know if FAMU President James Ammons has done anything wrong. But he suggested that Ammons step aside to assure people the university is fully cooperating.

Scott asked state law enforcement to assist in the investigation of the death of drum major Robert Champion. Champion died following a football game in an incident that police say involved hazing. Florida officials said this week that probe led to them discovering “financial irregularities” with the band’s finances.

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