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NCCU police also investigating band-hazing claims

Posted September 14, 2012 7:58 p.m. EDT
Updated September 14, 2012 8:09 p.m. EDT

— North Carolina Central University's police department is also investigating hazing allegations involving members of the university's marching band.

The drum line of the Marching Sound Machine Band was suspended Monday from participating in any band-related activities after the university learned of the accusations.

Although they won't offer details about the complaints, university administrators have referred to them as "general hazing."

The university is investigating the claims, and NCCU's director of public relations, Ayana Hernandez, said Friday that university policy dictates that matters that might rise to the level of criminal conduct also be referred to the campus police department.

The university's investigation and the criminal investigation are independent of one another, she said.

Kevin Rome, vice chancellor for student affairs, said Thursday that he expects the university's investigation to be complete next week.