Florida A&M's famous marching band has been suspended following the death of Drum Major Robert Champion. A probe is being conducted to see if hazing had anything to do with Champion's death last weekend, ABC News reported.
The 26 year old was found dead on the band's bus, according to an ABC.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, one parent of a member of the FAMU band said it was a well-kept secret that verbal and physical hazing occurred amongst members of the band. Another parent, Felicia Fabre, told the Sentinel her first thought on learning about the death was less than shock.
Oh, my God, I told them that this was going to happen, she said she thought.
The FAMU band is considered one of the best in the country, and performed at President Barack Obama's swearing in, according to ABC.
According to the Orange County sherriffs department, if the death was the result of hazing it would be considered a third-degree felony, the Sentinel reported.