Durham, NC-- A NC University will be beforming without its drumline after hazing accusations.
Thursday, North Carolina Central told WRAL that hazing allegations have prompted the school to suspend the drum line of its marching band.
According to a statement the university released, the Marching Sound Machine Band's drum line is not allowed to participate in any band-related activities while the allegations are being investigated. The university took action Monday, it said.
"NCCU has a zero-tolerance policy on hazing," the statement read. "Hazing is a criminal behavior, as well as a direct violation of the university's Student Code of Conduct and North Carolina General Statutes."
The suspension means the 36-member drum line won't be able to play this Saturday when the NCCU Eagles face off against Duke Blue Devils in the Bull City Gridiron Classic.
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