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Penn State trustees launch investigationBy Korea Herald
Published : Nov. 9, 2011 - 18:53
Paterno’s regularly scheduled news conference was abruptly canceled Tuesday. A university spokesman cited “ongoing legal circumstances,” a reference to charges announced over the weekend that Sandusky molested eight young boys between 1994 and 2009, and that two PSU administrators who have since stepped aside failed to notify authorities of a 2002 incident reported by an eyewitness.
Late Tuesday night, the board said it would appoint a special committee to conduct an investigation into the “circumstances” that resulted in the indictments of Sandusky, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz. The committee will be appointed Friday at the board’s regular meeting, which Gov. Tom Corbett said he plans to attend, and will examine “what failures occurred and who is responsible and what measures are necessary to ensure” similar mistakes aren’t made in the future.
The board also promised those responsible would be held “fully accountable.”
“We are committed to restoring public trust in the university,” the board statement concluded.
At least a thousand students descended on the administration building about 11 p.m., EDT, chanting “Joe Paterno!” over and over, along with Penn State cheers. Many held up their smartphones to take photos or simply light up the night. A few young men climbed flag poles.
Paterno’s son, Scott, said his father was disappointed over the decision by PSU president Graham Spanier to cancel the news conference. Addressing reporters outside his parents’ house, Scott said Joe was prepared to answer questions about Sandusky ― who maintains he is innocent ― and further that his father plans to coach not only Saturday’s game against Nebraska, but for the long haul.
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