ORLANDO, Fla. -- Dismissal procedures against the longtime director of Florida A&M's band have been put on hold.
A university attorney said Wednesday that Julian White's status has changed to being on administrative leave with pay.
The change was made after state police asked the school to halt any disciplinary action until a criminal investigation into the death of a band member is finished.
Detectives say hazing played a role in drum major Robert Champion's Nov. 19 death.
Dismissal procedures were initiated against White and four students after the death.
The four students were reinstated for the time being after the state police's request.