Atlanta High Schools Suspend Bands

DeKalb County school district says there have been concerns of “inappropriate physical activity.”

Posted: 12/14/2011 04:03 PM EST
Filed Under hazing, Crime, HBCU, FAMU, education

Band Hazing FAMU

The wrath of the marching band drama at FAMU may have spread to area high schools.


An Atlanta-area school district has suspended all marching band activities over concerns of “inappropriate physical activity” between students.


On Wednesday, Walter Woods, spokesman for the DeKalb County school district said that the district was looking at every high school after two incidents during band activities over the summer. He declined whether to indicate if the incidents were hazing.


The suspension comes on the heels of the beating of Florida A & M freshman Bria Hunter and the death of Robert Champion, a drum major in the university’s Marching 100 band who died last month as a result of alleged hazing acts. Champion also attended Southwest DeKalb High, one of the schools currently under suspension.


The school district did not identify when the ban would be lifted.


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