TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The four students charged last week
with hazing pledges of a Florida A&M marching band club known as
the Clones have been dismissed from the university. The move was announced Monday during a FAMU board of trustees
The students will have a chance to appeal their dismissal
before a student judicial committee.
The four band members face misdemeanor hazing charges after
reports that other students were punched and paddled during an
Last week's arrests are the latest in a scandal that
has rocked the university and its famed Marching 100 band.
The four students arrested were: Denise Bailey, 22; Brandon
Benson, 23; Hakeem Birch, 21 and Anthony Mingo, 22. According to a
police report, all denied that hazing occurred or said they didn't
know about it.
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