Despite the news a few weeks ago surrounding the unexpected death of a drum major at Florida A&M University due to hazing, the famous “Marching 100” have made headlines again. According to sources, three more band students have been arrested & charged after beating a female band student so severe that her thigh was broken.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Police have arrested three Florida A&M band members in the beating of a woman during hazing rituals that became so severe that her thigh was broken.
Tallahassee police said Monday that on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 the three struck band member 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 who come from Georgia.
Hunter told police that days later the pain became so unbearable that she went to the hospital. Her thigh bone was broken and she had blood clots in her legs.
Hunter’s beatings came about three weeks before FAMU drum major Robert Champion was killed during a band trip to Orlando. Police say hazing was involved. [source]
I must say this just hurts my heart to hear that more students have been violated just to be a apart of such an organization. At the end of the day is it really worth it? And that goes for hazing that takes place in fraternities & sororities as well.
I’m not sure to what they have going on down there at FAMU but what I do know is that the HBCU I attended (in which I was in the marching band), sh*t like this did not take place! This is just sad and I can only hope something is done about this problem real quick!