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FAMU President Resigns Amid Robert Champion Hazing Scandal



The president of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University has resigned amid a hazing scandal resulting from the death of marching band member Robert Champion, Associated Press reports.

James Ammons reportedly submitted his resignation Wednesday; the same day Champion’s parents filed a lawsuit against the University. They seek damages in excess of $15,000.

Ammons’ resignation, effective Oct. 11, comes nearly eight months after the hazing death of Robert Champion. He said his decision came after “considerable thought, introspection and coversations with my family.”

Champion’s parents allege FAMU officials did not take action to stop hazing. The lawsuit states school officials “failed to properly supervise, train, discipline and control the FAMU Band,” according to AP.

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