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FAMU trustees will create anti-hazing committee
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FAMU trustees will create anti-hazing committee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida A&M University marching band member who police say died after being hazed says no memorial or independent committee studying hazing will prevent a similar death.

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The university's board of trustees on Monday approved plans to create an independent anti-hazing committee and a campus memorial for drum major Robert Champion. Several hours later, the family's attorney responded in an email, saying the FAMU administration should focus its time and resources on developing strategies that protect its band members from hazing. They say that is the legacy their son would've wanted.

Champion's death in November and the alleged severe beating of another band member have brought renewed scrutiny to a hazing culture in the band.

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