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Fla. Gov. Defends Call for FAMU President's Ouster Over Student's Death

Friday, 16 Dec 2011 04:26 PM

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he's doing the right thing by asking for the suspension of Florida A&M University's president until an investigation is completed on hazing that could have led to a band member's death.

Scott said Friday he wants the public to feel comfortable that the investigation is carried out in a transparent fashion.

His request for the university's Board of Trustees to suspend Ammons prompted a couple hundred students to protest late Thursday night at the Governor's Mansion. The governor and Ammons were scheduled to meet later Friday.

Robert Champion died Nov. 19 after an alleged hazing on a bus carrying members of FAMU's band. Three Florida A&M students were charged Monday for beating a freshman female band member in another hazing. She has since left school.

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