Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Hazing allegations silence J-State's Sonic Boom
Jackson State University has canceled an upcoming performance by its marching band, Sonic Boom of the South, while the school investigates reports of hazing.
School officials said today that the alleged hazing was mental and was reported by people outside the band.
It is said to have happened to two or three band members. The schools is looking at five alleged perpetrators.
"We take hazing allegations very seriously," said Velvelyn Foster, vice president of academic affairs and student life. "Therefore, we have decided to hold performances."
University officials have informed bandleaders that the 220-member Sonic Boom will not perform at the Oct. 13 football game in Baton Rouge, La., against Southern University.
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