A judge will decide whether a lawsuit filed by the family of a Florida A&M University drum major will go forward.
With the suspension of the Marching 100 following the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion, Florida A&M University had to figure out what to do during halftime.
In an effort to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a band member who died after an alleged hazing incident, Florida A&M University’s board of trustees has instructed their attorneys to enter a voluntary mediation session with attorneys for the family of Robert Champion.
Eleven Florida A&M University band members charged in connection with the felony hazing death of drum major Robert Champion will go on trial in October.
The hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion last November continues to trigger a series of concerns and questions.
The parents of Robert Champion, A Florida A&M drum major who died after being hazed on a bus, denied Wednesday that their son accepted hazing as a band ritual and rejected claims by band mates he agreed to go through a brutal initiation ritual because it was seen as an honor.
Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 band has been suspended until 2013. During a meeting Monday morning between the school’s President James Ammons and the board of trustees, Ammons said he will keep the band off the field for the upcoming school year.
State prosecutors have announced that 13 people have been charged in the death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion who died after he was beaten during a hazing ritual.
The Florida A&M University board of trustees approved a plan on a 9-1 vote Monday to deal with the aftermath of the death of Robert Champion in a hazing incident.
In the wake of the hazing related death of a Florida A&M University marching band member earlier this year, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson plans to introduce a federal anti-hazing bill when Congress returns from its holiday break.