FAMU student leaders call for an end to hazing



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Student government leaders at Florida A&M University are asking students to join them in pledging to end hazing at the school after a marching band member died last month.

The group will hold a rally Monday evening at Gaither Gymnasium. Students will be asked to sign an anti-hazing agreement. Student leaders hope this is the first step to eradicating longstanding violent initiations at FAMU. In recent years, members of the school’s band have been seriously injured.

Last month, a drum major of the school’s famed band, called the Marching 100, died in Orlando. His death was only hours after performing at the annual Florida Classic football game between the Rattlers and rival Bethune-Cookman.