Clark Atlanta University authorities have lifted the suspension of the CAU Marching Band today, October 2nd, 2012. According to an official statement, no evidence was found that the group of students were involved with hazing or any other illegal activity.
If you recall our earlier article, the band was put on suspension because of an accusation of hazing, and the Clark authorities wanted to investigate the claims in full. Now the investigation is closed and the Mighty Marching Panthers will be back on the field immediately.
The following is the Clark Atlanta statement in full:
ATLANTA (Oct. 2) – After conducting a self-‐imposed, aggressive and thorough investigation, which began August 30 in response to an allegation regarding the possibility of hazing, Clark Atlanta University today announces that there was neither hazing nor any illegal activity as defined by Georgia Code 16-‐5-‐61. Therefore, the University today is lifting its suspension of the “Mighty Marching Panthers” Band.
The University’s top priority has been and continues to be the provision of a healthy, safe, non-‐threatening learning environment that promotes academic success.