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Florida's top university official asked to investigate how FAMU handled hazing allegations
MIAMI (AP) ' The group that oversees the public university system in Florida says it will investigate whether top administrators at Florida A&M University ignored reports of hazing in the school's marching band.
Board of Governors Chairwoman Ava Parker on Tuesday asked Chancellor Frank Brogan to look into whether university officials responded to problems of hazing brought to them by Julian White, the band's former director.
White was fired as part of the fallout over the death of drum major Robert Champion. Authorities say hazing played a role in Champion's death, but they have not released any more specifics as they continue to investigate. The school says it will also have an independent review.
White responded to his firing by releasing documents showing he had warned the university for years about hazing.