Officials at Florida A&M University (FAMU) have expelled four students for their role in the November hazing death of a marching band member.
In a memo sent to the FAMU board last week university President James Ammons said all four students would be released from their time at the school although he did not offer further details about what the students had done for fear of facing lawsuits because of the incident.
On Nov. 19 marching band member Robert Champion was found unresponsive on a bus parked just outside of an Orlando hotel, his school’s football team had just lost to a rival school.
Following a 911 recording regarding Mr. Champion Florida Gov. Rick Scott demanded that all 11 state universities immediately review their anti-hazing rules and re-educate their students about the consequences of hazing.
During the 911 call an unidentified call told an emergency dispatcher that Champion had stopped breathing, stating:
“We need an ambulance ASAP … His eyes are open but he’s not responding.”
After that caller requested an ambulance they handed the phone to a second man.
The expelled students are not releasing individual statements at this time.