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MIDLOTHIAN – Several members of Midlothian High School’s marching band were suspended by school officials after exposing themselves on a school bus, according to witnesses and the district.

"The District has investigated this matter and has taken corrective action in compliance with the MISD code of conduct," stated Jana Hathorne, Midlothian Independent School District’s public relations director, in an e-mailed statement.

"Due to state and federal laws concerning student privacy, the District can’t release any further information regarding this matter."

The identities of the suspended students were not identified, but Waxahachie defense lawyer Rodney Pat Ramsey said if the student victims on the bus wanted to pursue the matter further, criminal charges could be filed with the Midlothian Police Department, who would then make the determination if public lewdness or indecent exposure charges were warranted.

The band incident, according to witnesses, occurred during the same week an off-campus Halloween party fight among MHS football players happened.

The Oct.31 fight also resulted in disciplinary action taken by MISD.

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