Ohio State fired band director Jonathan Waters after a two-month investigation revealed “an environment conducive to sexual harassment” within the band, according to a statement from President Michael Drake released Thursday.
Waters, who took over as band director in 2012, was ousted from his position Thursday.
In his statement, Drake addressed Waters’ termination, saying “nothing is more important than the safety of our students.”
A 23-page investigation report posted on an OSU website detailed various instances of abuse between band students and directors. Examples include an annual band practice in Ohio Stadium that Waters attended where students were expected to march in only their underwear, sexually explicit nicknames for new… Read more