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North Carolina Central Lifts Suspension Of Drum Line

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File photo of percussion players. (Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Nike)

File photo of percussion players. (Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Nike)

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Central University says its investigation of hazing allegations about the drum line of the school’s marching band found violations, although the group’s suspension has been lifted.

School officials said in a news release Wednesday that the suspension was lifted as of Tuesday after an investigation found that drum line members participated in activities that violated NCCU’s Code of Conduct.

Among other penalties, drum line members must attend a hazing prevention workshop and be supervised at all practice sessions, section meetings and practice facilities.

NCCU officials have said the suspension took effect Sept. 10, after some band members complained of “general hazing.”

Florida A&M University’s famed Marching 100 band was suspended following the death of a drum major who went through a hazing ritual on a bus last November.

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