Tuesday, February 14, 2012

FAMU Band Death

  • Detectives are investigating the death as a homicide. The lawsuit says bus company managers knew that FAMU band members held hazing rituals regularly on buses after football games but did nothing to stop them.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • TALLAHASSEE | Florida AM University trustees today called on a group of outside experts to help come up with solutions to hazing, which led to the death of a student band member last fall.
  • (The Ledger)
  • The family shared new information about the hazing incident they say led to Champions death. 26-year-old Robert Champion collapsed in Orlando, while on a bus carrying members of FAMUs Marching 100 band after the November 19th Florida Classic football game.
  • (WCTV)
  • Its 7 p.m. on Aug. 22, 2011. A thunderstorm is passing through Tallahassee as 350 members of the Florida AM University Marching 100 assemble for the first time inside the schools cavernous band-rehearsal hall.
  • (Orlando Sentinel)
  • Fabulous Coach Lines is under fire after parents of the Florida A M student who was allegedly hazed to death last November decided to Coach administration to ignore it and that FAMU was paying for it and could do what they want.
  • (Tothecenter.com)
  • The familys attorney, Chris Chestnut, says bus company managers knew that band members conducted hazing rituals on Chestnut also says the bus driver on the night of Champions death stood guard outside the bus while the drum major was being hazed.
  • (10Connects.com)
  • A friend of mine from FAMU told me something had happened to Robert, she remembers. And then the band director came on and said they had rushed him to the hospital, and they needed to get my parents number.
  • (Palm Beach Post)
  • Ammons took the action amid a criminal investigation into the hazing death of FAMU band drum major Robert Champion after the Florida Classic in Orlando last November.
  • (Orlando Sentinel)

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