Upset Florida A&M Students Gather Oustide Governor's Home

The suspension follows investigations into the death of a university marching band member.

Upset Florida A&M students gathered outside of Gov. Rick Scott's Tallahassee mansion Thursday night to speak with him about his suspension of FAMU President James Ammons.
Scott suspended Ammons Thursday so that the university would fully cooperate with the investigations into the death of a university marching band member.
Scott did come outside to address the hundreds of students with a bullhorn. The governor said earlier that he doesn't have any evidence that Ammons did anything wrong, but he thinks a suspension is warranted.
Authorities are investigating the death of Robert Champion in Orlando following a football game where the famed Marching 100 performed. Police have already said they suspect hazing played a role in Champion's death but have released few details. Florida officials said this week that probe led to them discovering "financial irregularities" with the band's finances.
Ammons took over as president back in 2007 and was brought in to help clean the university's troubled finances and its loss of accreditation.
This week, police also arrested three band members accused of beating a female member so severely during hazing rituals that they broke her thigh. Tallahassee police said that in hazing ceremonies Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, the three struck 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 from Georgia.

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