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BAND SCANDAL: Online Petition Drive to Reinstate Jon Waters

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (Tara Morgan) -- An OSU alum and former marching band student staff members has launched a petition drive online to have Jon Waters reinstated.

Eric Bond skyped with ABC6/FOX28 from his home near Grand Rapids.

Bond says he worked with Waters for 2 1/2 years as a student staff member with the OSU marching band.

Bond created a petition on that has drawn attention from people around the world.

More than 2,000 people have signed it to have Waters reinstated as band director.

"I think if they approach this and see that all of these people are saying that Jon Waters has been the biggest force for change in the band and is probably the best person to institute that change moving forward and change the attitudes and improve the culture maybe they'll go back and reconsider," said Bond.

Bond hopes to present the petition to the OSU Board of Trustees at the end of August.