Gun charge leads to dismissal from FAMU

Antoine E. Williams, 20, will be dismissed from Florida A&M University effective March 25 as a result of violating the student code of conduct by possessing a firearm on school grounds.

Williams was one of five individuals arrested Friday.

He was charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds after several gunshots were fired on FAMU’s campus near Pinder Drive.

Other individuals were also charged as a result of the incident.  Rashad Bell, 21, and his cousin Renaldo Bell, 20, were arrested for possession of a firearm on school grounds and for a stolen firearm. 

They are not FAMU students.  Benjamin Robinson, 20, was arrested on three counts of aggravated assault; possession of a firearm on school grounds; shooting into an occupied vehicle; and possession of a weapon with an altered serial number. 

Robinson is a student at Tallahassee Community College. 

Corey Johnson, 22, a student at Bethune-Cookman University, was arrested for aiding and abetting and accessory after the fact.

All assailants were sent to Leon County Jail and recent police information states that all were released after posting bail. Williams’ bail was set at $10,000. Robinsons’ bail was set at $25,000.

Rashad Bell and Renaldo Bell were released on $2,500 each, and Johnsons’ bail was set at $500.

Florida A&M University Police Department Officer Sherri Luke mentioned that further investigation is still underway.