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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A blistering state report released Friday contends that Florida A&M University officials failed to follow state laws and regulations on hazing in the years leading up to the death of a drum major at the school.

A 32-page report from the Florida Board of Governors inspector general’s office found that the school lacked internal controls to prevent or detect hazing, citing a lack of communication among top university officials, the police department, and the office responsible for disciplining students.

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But investigators said there was insufficient evidence to conclude whether university officials ignored allegations of hazing given to them by the former director of The Marching 100 band shortly before the November 2011 death of Robert Champion.

Larry Robinson, the school’s interim president, said the university would review the report for inaccuracies but said there were no new incidents detailed in the report. Still, he said the university would use the report to make certain that it had taken appropriate steps to prevent future hazing incidents.

The report comes at a critical time. Earlier this month a regional accrediting organization placed the school on probation for 12 months. The university has one year to prove it is turning itself around or its accreditation could be revoked.

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