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UW band parents angry at administrators


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Parents of Wisconsin marching band members expressed outrage over the school's handling of a hazing investigation in dozens of e-mails to administrators.

In e-mail messages made public Monday, relatives of band members threatened to withhold donations, sought refunds for football tickets and even vowed to seek the firing of an assistant dean who led the probe.

The parents said they were angry the university suspended the entire 300-member marching band for one football game while investigating allegations against a small minority of its members.

Several said they doubted UW athletics teams would be suspended from games if some of their members committed misconduct.

The e-mails were released to The Associated Press under the open records law.

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