Scott: Suspend Florida A&M U President Over Hazing

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Friday, December 16, 2011

The fallout from the death of a Florida A&M University student after a reported hazing incident grew stronger Thursday when Gov. Rick Scott called for the university president's suspension until authorities complete their investigations.

Scott spoke with the chairman of FAMU's board of trustees, Solomon Badger, and "strongly recommended" that the group suspend President James Ammons, the governor's office announced.

The governor urged the board to take up the issue Monday and to suspend Ammons immediately.

The trustees have scheduled an emergency meeting for Monday morning to "respond to the Governor's request," the university said.

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