Monday, November 28, 2011

FAMU's Band Director and Family of Dead Band Member Both Plan To Sue University

The family of Florida A&M University's Band member who died following a hazing incident in Orlando is expected to file a lawsuit against the school. Robert Champion Sr., father of the deceased, told an Atlanta news outlet that he does not want other families to go through what his family is experiencing with the death of their son. Robert Champion Jr. became ill following a hazing incident and died at the hospital after the FAMU marching band returned from a performance at the Florida Classic against Bethune-Cookman University.
FAMU also took action against the Marching 100 band by suspending the band from any band activites and also by firing the band's director, Julian White Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. FAMU's president Dr. James Ammons dismissed Julian White for "alleged misconduct and/or incompetence involving confirmed reports and allegations of hazing," four days after Robert Champion Jr. died. White is planning on filing a law suit if he is not reinstated. Read more about this (here).

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