At least 27 Jackson State University students have been suspended through fall 2011 for hazing freshman members of the school's marching band.
The suspensions followed a campus police investigation into allegations the band members were beaten at an off-campus event Sept. 18. One student suffered a fractured shoulder, but authorities said he is not filing charges.
Despite losing about half of its percussion section, JSU leaders tell The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson the 280-member band still will perform. JSU's football team will play Southern University in Jackson Saturday.
JSU Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Life Marcus Chanay said he felt "disgusted" by what the investigation found.