Tommy Mitchell, president of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association, speaks at a news conference with scores of other Florida A&M University supporters Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, on the steps of Lee Hall, the Tallahassee, Fla. university�s main administration building, to show support for FAMU President James Ammons. FAMU's Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Monday to consider Gov. Rick Scott's request that President James Ammons be suspended while authorities continue investigating the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion. (AP Photo/Tallahassee Democrat, Bill Cotterell) NO SALES
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Hundreds of pages of records show years of repeated warnings about brutal hazing passed without any serious response from the Florida A&M University's leadership until last November's beating death of drum major Robert Champion.
The father of a freshman in Florida A&M University's famed marching band emailed the school's president in 2007 after getting a series of panic-stricken phone calls.
Donovan Crosby's email to James Ammons is part of the public records obtained jointly by The Associated Press and the Tallahassee Democrat.
Crosby and numerous other parents over the last several years wrote or called university administrators, band officials or police begging someone at FAMU to keep their son or daughter safe.
Emails show that the hazing was clearly known as a problem to various school officials