FAMU seeks help for investigation

After three months of investigating several unidentified individuals allegedly responsible for conducting unauthorized grade changes, Florida A&M University has asked the U.S. Attorney’s Office to take over the investigation.

The case was originally taken on by FAMU’s Police Department, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

University officials said they believe the U.S. Attorney’s involvement would strengthen the university’s efforts to have those involved prosecuted.

“We are pleased that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has made this determination,” said Sharon P. Saunders, university spokesperson in a press release. “Their involvement will send a signal that we are serious about seeking prosecution.”

On September 18, FAMUPD launched an investigation after discovering that unauthorized grade changes had been made to student records.

President James Ammons has asked for the Rattler community’s support and fortitude during the investigatory period.