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December 8th, 2011
03:56 PM ET

Mothers Say Sons Hazed at Florida A&M But Marching 100 Needs to Stay

Florida A&M University has reprimanded its school president for dismissing band director Doctor Julian White before the university trustees could give their input. The school has re-instated White, putting him on paid administrative leave as well as rescinded the dismissal of four students. The moves were in reaction to the death of 19-year-old student Robert Champion, who may have died from band members of the university's Marching 100 hazing him.

Meanwhile, two mothers of present members tell CNN's Don Lemon that they feared this would happen after notifying the university that certain members of the Marching 100 were mistreating their sons.

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  1. Breathalyzer Vending

    Bullying is a terrible thing. This shows how it can get carried away and how administrative staff don't have as much control as they should

    December 11, 2011 at 11:51 am |
  2. John Roberts

    Hazing, when I attended college I had pledged a fraternity. We had Hell week prior to becoming an active member. We all endured some hazing and paddling. We all lived through it and where proud to be fraternity brothers. Today too many lawyers want to make a big issue out of this. We are producing a society of weak, whining society. Just my opinion, glad that I am retired.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm |

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