Clark Atlanta suspends band to investigate hazing claim - CBS46 News

Clark Atlanta suspends band to investigate hazing claim

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Benjamin E. Mays played Saturday in CAU game against UWA Benjamin E. Mays played Saturday in CAU game against UWA
Benjamin E. Mays played Saturday in CAU game against UWA Benjamin E. Mays played Saturday in CAU game against UWA
ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Clark Atlanta University has temporarily suspended its band, the Mighty Marching Panthers, while the school investigates a hazing claim.

In a release on its website, the school said the band will be suspended while it probes what is referred to as an "allegation."

"Even the possibility of hazing is unacceptable under any circumstance. Therefore, an investigation will commence immediately. The university aims to be thorough, comprehensive and aggressive in its review."

The Benjamin E. Mays High School band performed in the stands and on the field Saturday in place of the Mighty Marching Panthers.

Last November Robert Champion a drum major for the Florida A&M band died after allegedly being beaten by fellow band mates in a hazing incident. Clark Atlanta's release made no mention of that incident.

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