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New hazing allegation at Florida A&M

Jan. 31, 2012 at 12:53 PM   |   Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Florida police are investigating another possible hazing incident involving Florida A&M University's famed marching band, school officials said.

The university has released few details about the alleged incident involving the Kappa Kappa Psi band fraternity, which was said to have occurred off campus last spring, the Orlando Sentinel reported. FAMU President James Ammons, in a teleconference Monday with trustees, said the incident was reported to band director Julian White on Nov. 21. White reported it to university police the next day.

The band has been under national scrutiny since band member Robert Champion died in November after the Florida Classic football game in Orlando. Investigators say he was ordered to run a gauntlet on board a bus and suffered fatal blows.

Seven students have been charged in connection with hazing incidents involving fellow band members at the historically black college, the newspaper said.

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