Clark Atlanta University's Marching Band Is Back on the Field After Suspension Is Lifted

4798 After a month-long investigation, Clark Atlanta University lifted a self-imposed suspension on the school's marching band after finding no evidence of hazing.
The university announced August 30 that all performances of its Mighty Marching Panthers Band would be temporarily halted so the school could investigate allegations of hazing within its ranks.

Clark Atlanta conducted an "aggressive and thorough investigation" and found there was "neither hazing nor any illegal activity," the school said in a statement Tuesday.

Allegations of misconduct within marching bands have garnered national attention after a hazing ritual resulted in the death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, 26, last November.

FAMU's band director retired in the wake of the scandal and the school's president resigned.

Champion, who was from Decatur, Georgia, just outside Atlanta, died after being beaten during a hazing ritual on a band bus after a FAMU football game.


Source: CNN | Vivan Kuo
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