Published: Jan 23, 2012 4:46 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The four students charged last week with hazing pledges of a Florida A&M marching band club known as the Clones have been dismissed from the university.
    
The move was announced Monday during a FAMU board of trustees meeting. The students will have a chance to appeal their dismissal before a student judicial committee.
    
The four band members face misdemeanor hazing charges after reports that other students were punched and paddled during an initiation. Last week's arrests are the latest in a scandal that has rocked the university and its famed Marching 100 band.
    
The four students arrested were: Denise Bailey, 22; Brandon Benson, 23; Hakeem Birch, 21 and Anthony Mingo, 22. According to a police report, all denied that hazing occurred or said they didn't know about it.

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