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Hazing Allegation Prompts TSU to Suspend Band

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

HOUSTON - Texas Southern University has suspended its famous marching band after university officials received a report of hazing among its members.

The "Ocean of Soul" band canceled a Thursday scheduled performance at the TSU Tigers football game against Sam Houston State.

A TSU statement Thursday says it's not yet known how many students were involved, but "it is believed to involve one section of the band." The statement contains no details of the Wednesday allegation, but TSU spokeswoman Eva Pickens tells KTRK-TV in Houston it involves excessive paddling among trumpet players.

Campus police and top university administrators are participating in the investigation, which comes in the wake of a hazing scandal involving the death of a Florida A&M University band member. University officials eventually eliminated Florida A&M's famed "Marching 100" band.


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