BOWIE, Md. (WJZ) — Bowie State University has suspended marching band activities while they investigate hazing allegations.

The university received “serious” allegations of hazing in the Symphony of Soul Band.

Band activities have been suspended to “ensure the continued safety” of students.

The university released the following statement:

“Bowie State University has become aware of serious allegations of hazing affecting the Symphony of Soul Band. In light of these allegations, the university has suspended all band activity effective immediately to ensure the continued safety of our students, pending further internal investigation.”

The university released a follow-up statement Tuesday night to their campus community:

“Bowie State University is moving as quickly as possible to conclude its investigation of hazing allegations affecting the university bands. We are mindful of the impact of the imposed suspension on band members and the campus community, especially in light of the upcoming championship football game this weekend. We expect to be able to provide more information by Wednesday evening,”

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