Robert Champion Hazing Death: FAMU trustees vote 'no confidence' in president James Ammons
(CBS/AP) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida A&M University's president has vowed to stay on at the school despite a no-confidence vote from board of trustees over his handling of the hazing death of band drum major Robert Champion. The board on an 8-4 vote Thursday approved the 'no-confidence' measure. James Ammons won't quit and said he would fix any problems.
The school has been reeling since Champion's death in November. Eleven members of the school's Marching 100 band have been charged with felony hazing for allegedly beating him to death. The death exposed a wide culture of hazing at the school. Critics say Ammons and other administrators ignored it.
The band has been suspended indefinitely.
Ammons became president in 2007 and signed a five-year contract extension last year.
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