February 1st, 2012
03:48 AM ET

Florida A&M band suspends band camp, other clubs

The president of Florida A&M University said the college is canceling its summer band camp program and suspending all clubs as the school continues to deal with the fallout from the suspected hazing death of a marching band student.

"Our top priority is the health, safety and well being of students," said FAMU President James Ammons on Tuesday. "We are convening a panel of experts and outstanding thinkers to provide advice and recommendations on the operation of student organizations. Before we enter into a new student intake process, we should have the benefit of the work coming from the committees and the investigations."

The move comes weeks after four members of the university's fabled Marching 100 band were arrested on hazing-related charges.

Those charges are unrelated to the November hazing death of drum major Robert Champion.

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  1. banasy ©

    What the hell is WRONG with people?
    One would think that after the death of the young man in November, the band mebers would think twice before repeating any form of hazing...
    Apparently good old-fashioned common sense can't be taught.

    February 1, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
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  2. Big Game James

    @Banasy Ha! Good one.

    February 1, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
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