Students Hold Vigil to Protect Joe Paterno Statue

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Students began a vigil to protect the statue of Joe Paterno on Penn State’s campus after calls were made for its removal.

Two seniors at the university, Mike Elliot and Kevin Berkon, organized an impromptu gathering at the statue Tuesday after a plane flew over campus with a banner that read, “Take the statue down or we will,” the Associated Press reports. Police told the students they couldn’t sleep at the statue but could put a tent there.

Paterno was fired after assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with sex abuse of children on and off campus. He later passed away. 

Read the full story.

Related Articles:

If you appreciated this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!

Tagged with: Child Sexual Abuse

Leading in Turbulent Times: Effective Campus Public Safety Leadership for the 21st Century

This new webcast will discuss how campus public safety leaders can effectively incorporate Clery Act, Title IX, customer service, “helicopter” parents, emergency notification, town-gown relationships, brand management, Greek Life, student recruitment, faculty, and more into their roles and develop the necessary skills to successfully lead their departments. Register today to attend this free webcast!

Get Our Newsletters
Campus Safety Conference promo