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Robert Champion Hazing Death: FAMU trustees vote 'no confidence' in president James Ammons

Florida A&M Marching 100 Drum Major Robert Champion during a performance at halftime of the game against Howard University at Bragg Memorial Stadium on Oct. 8, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida. Champion became ill and died after a game on November 19, 2011. AP Photo/Don Juan Moore

FAMU hazing death was retaliation: parents
Robert Champion
AP Photo/Don Juan Moore

(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.

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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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