A freshman clarinet player in the Florida A&M Marching 100 is at the center of a new investigation into possible hazing within the band’s ranks.
The Tallahassee Police Department has opened a probe into the alleged battery of 18-year-old Bria Shante Hunter.
Hunter’s parents told Atlanta’s WXIA-TV on Tuesday that the freshman clarinet player suffered a fractured thigh bone and damaged knee. They say when she returned to Georgia she couldn’t bend her legs.
Officer David Northrop confirmed they are investigating whether the injuries came from hazing. (CBS News)
Now the dominoes begin to fall. Parents concerned with unexplained injuries to their children, band members with second thoughts about the definition of loyalty and brotherhood in the death of a classmate are all primed to come forth with information on how deep 100 hazing really got.
And in turn, a new tide may be soon coming for many HBCU bands to confront similar stories and resulting consequences.