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January 10th, 2012
01:36 PM ET

Alleged hazing victim's family speaks

The family of FAMU student Robert Champion, who allegedly died in a college hazing ritual, say the incident was not a hate crime.

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  1. John from Erie, Pa

    When you send your child off to school whether it be elementary school or college a parent and student expects a safe environment. I can't imagine what these parents are going through. The bus company and school should be held responsible. No money will bring back their son but it seems to get problems corrected money is the only thing that will wake up the bus company and college from any future wrong doing.

    January 11, 2012 at 9:13 am |
  2. Terry

    I'm sorry but I don't agree with that whatsoever. If he was an openly gay man and was "gazed" because of that, it constitutes a hate crime. That's no different than being gazed for being a girl or being black. Once the fact that him being gay cake into play, it changed from hazing to hatred, period point blank. Direct the blame where it belongs, the idiot who beat him because of his alternative lifestyle. NOT the school!!!

    January 12, 2012 at 11:52 pm |

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