Florida A&M President Resigns Over Hazing Death [Breaking News]
11 months ago
President James Ammons resigns months after being voted by board of trustees to stay on.
Almost eight months after the hazing death of Florida A&M University student Robert Champion, the president of the university has resigned.
The parents of Champion were reportedly prepared to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the historically black university in the coming days. Just a few months ago, Ammons was voted by the school's board of trustees to stay in office.
Many will speculate this is one of the main reasons for Ammons' resignation.
26-year-old Robert Champion died aboard a charter bus making its way to a football game and band competition.
13 people have been arrested in connection with the incident and 11 have been charged with a third-degree felony for "hazing with death." Two others face a misdemeanor charge.
Champion was part of the famed FAMU "Marching 100" band.
We will update you with further details as they are available on this breaking story.