Ineligible Band Members Implicated In FAMU Hazing Death Of Robert Champion

Source: Mark Strassmann / CBS News

The longtime band director at Florida A&M announced his retirement Thursday.

Dr. Julian White’s leadership has been under scrutiny in the wake of a hazing death of a drum major, and it turns out not all of those arrested in the scandal were students; 101 people on the band’s roster were not enrolled in school’s music department.

Now Florida’s top education official says the band should remain suspended indefinitely.

CBS News correspondent Mark Strassman reports that when Florida A&M’s famed band traveled to Orlando last November, 60 of the more than 300 performers on the field had no business being there because they were not enrolled in a mandatory band course. It was a direct violation of school policy. The school can’t confirm they were even enrolled in college.

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