STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Amid calls for the removal of football
coach Joe Paterno's statue from Penn State campus, some students
have begun a vigil to protect it from vandals.
Seniors Mike Elliot and Kevin Berkon organized a gathering at
the statue after a plane flew over the campus Tuesday with a banner
that read: "Take the statue down or we will." The students said
they would be at the statue again Wednesday night, but weren't sure
how long they would keep the vigil.
Paterno was fired after former assistant Jerry Sandusky was
charged last winter with sex abuse of 10 boys. Paterno died in
January. Sandusky was convicted, and is awaiting sentencing.
A university investigation recently concluded that Paterno and
other Penn State officials concealed information about the
allegations to protect the school.
Courtesy: Associated Press
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