Petition looks to remove Sonic Boom assistant band director

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A petition to remove an assistant band director at Jackson State was posted online.

The author of the petition claims Chan Leggette assaulted three students and a grad assistant.

The petition has over 350 supporters.

A YouTube video was also attached appearing to show a person pushing another person.

The petition claims the person is Leggette pushing a grad assistant.

A student, who did not want to be identified, said she saw the alleged incident as it happened.

“He made me feel like I was not safe, because if it happened to her, I could be next,” said the student.

Another student we spoke to said he and another student was shoved by Leggette in the hallway in the music building.

“I would think that he would have said excuse me, but he didn’t do that. He pushed my friend so hard that he ran into me,” said the student.

We spoke to Jackson State University media relations specialist LA Warren, to get a comment from the university about the petition and the allegations made on

He told us that request would be passed along.

We also attempted to reach Leggette directly. When we called a message said his voice mail was full.

As soon as we hear from either JSU or Leggette we’ll let you know.

Jackson State University released the following statement about the petition:

Jackson State University is aware of the concerns raised by our students regarding one of the associate directors for the JSU Marching Band — The Sonic Boom of the South. As a personnel matter, we cannot discuss this specific issue.  With any concerns reported by students, the appropriate university officials address the concerns, following established guidelines and procedures as outlined in the Student Handbook.


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