Jackson State lifts band suspension

Jackson State University officials have lifted a temporary suspension on the school's marching band following the conclusion of an investigation into hazing allegations.

The 280-member band will be allowed to perform at Saturday's football game at Southern University in Baton Rouge.

The university announced that the band was on probation for one year.

Velvelyn Foster, vice president of academic affairs and student life, says interviews with 25 band members found that section leaders made band members do push-ups or crunches if they didn't perform their music parts correctly.

Foster says the section leaders were attempting to get students to perform at the high standard of excellence that is required to be in the band.