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Police: Florida A&M band members beat woman during hazing; happened before drum major's death
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) ' Police have arrested three Florida A&M band members in the beating of a woman during hazing rituals that became so severe that her thigh was broken.
Tallahassee police said Monday that on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 the three struck band member Bria Shante Hunter's legs with their fists and with a metal ruler to initiate her into the "Red Dawg Order." It's a band clique for students who come from Georgia.
Hunter told police that days later the pain became so unbearable that she went to the hospital. Her thigh bone was broken and she had blood clots in her legs.
Hunter's beatings came about three weeks before FAMU drum major Robert Champion was killed during a band trip to Orlando. Police say hazing was involved.