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2 FAMU profs investigated over hazing allegations

Posted at 1:42 PM, Mar 29, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-29 12:46:55-04
By the CNN Wire Staff

FAMU Band Member Robert Champion

(CNN) –

The investigation follows the the high-profile suspected hazing death of FAMU band member Robert Champion in November, but the cases are unrelated.

Faculty members Diron T. Holloway and Anthony E. Simons III were placed on leave effective Wednesday because of “allegations of misconduct and/or incompetence involving reports and allegations of hazing within the Department of Music and the Marching ‘100,’” according to the university. The Marching 100 is the university’s nationally recognized band.

Holloway is an associate professor and director of clarinets and saxophones, and Simons is an assistant professor for euphonium and tuba. The pair will receive pay while on leave, the university said.

The university did not disclose details of the investigation, but said the hazing allegations stem from an off-campus incident in 2010.