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Hazing Victim Should Have Known Better

September 28, 2012

This is Florida A&M’s apparent defense regarding the band member that died in a hazing ritual last November.  The university ignores the prevalence of hazing on its campus or the peer pressure that makes it hard for young minds to back down.  Rather than cracking down on hazing and trying to guide the impressionable young mind, the university states that all the band member had to do was ‘simply not show up’ to the hazing ritual to avoid the beatings and death.  Clearly the spokesperson has never been a teenager, or at least was never mocked, taunted, and teased for not ‘being cool.’  The school claims that it has no duty to protect its students from hazing.  Does it not have a duty to police its clubs from unwarranted danger?

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