FAMU Band Suspended Through 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida A&M University marching band will remain on suspension through the 2012-2013 school year. The university is working to create new rules following the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion.
The band must be restructured and there is not enough time to do so between now and autumn, according to university President James Ammons. Band director Julian White, who had been with the band for 40 years, recently stepped down due to pressure over Champion’s death, CNN reports.
Champion was killed during a ritual called “Crossing Bus C,” in which pledges try to move down the center of a bus while senior band members assault them.
- 101 FAMU Band Members Violated University Policy
- Police Investigating FAMU Marching Band for Hazing
- How to Prevent Hazing
- ‘Snitches Get Stitches’: My Experience With Hazing
- 3 FAMU Band Members Charged with Breaking Freshman’s Leg
- Police: Fla. Professor Hosted Hazing
Add Another Layer of Protection to your Campus
If you’re responsible for protecting a campus — whether at a hospital, K-12 school, college or university — then Campus Safety magazine is a must-read, and it’s free! As the only publication devoted to those public safety, security and emergency management personnel, issues cover all aspects of safety measures, including access control, video surveillance, mass notification, and security staff practices.
Take advantage of a free subscription to Campus Safety today, and add its practical insights, product updates and know-how to your toolkit. Subscribe today!
Campus Safety Heroes
Campus Safety honors those who keep their hospital, school or university campus safer.See our latest Heroes, nominees and content.
Recommended For You
Do you have a Threat Assessment Checklist? If not, you’ll want to download this FREE Active Shooter Checklist now!
Improving emergency preparedness on your campus is an evolving process involving both personnel and equipment. Learn from other school and college officials preparedness and who reveal what they look for in an emergency alert system.