Penn State Students Hold Vigil For Abuse Victims

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (KDKA) — Thousands of Penn State students gathered at Old Main on campus to hold a candlelight vigil for the victims of sexual abuse.

The students said prayers for the eight victims and possibly others who were allegedly sexually abused by former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

Some students said they were embarrassed when others turned violent after learning that longtime head football coach Joe Paterno was fired by the board of trustees late Wednesday.

“What happened the other day, the violence, that’s a few not right people, but this is what’s right, this is what the university wants to show and this is who we are,” Nick Walters, a student, said.

Students Friday night wanted to show that Penn State really cares about the children.

“It is more than football and you’re talking to one of the biggest Penn State football fans around and I’m here tonight to support the victims because what one person did is not right in my books,” Samuel Miller, a student, said.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chaos On Campus After PSU Fires JoePa
VIDEO: Interim Coach Tom Bradley (11/10)
VIDEO: Joe Paterno Speaks After Firing (11/9)
VIDEO: Board of Trustees News Conference (11/9)
VIDEO: Watch The Attorney General’s News Conference (11/7)
STORY: PSU’s Tom Bradley: “It’s An Unprecedented Situation That We Find Ourselves In”

WARNING Contains Graphic Material: Read The Entire Grand Jury Presentment
AG, PSP Commissioner Statements: Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
LINK: Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office
LINK: Penn State Nittany Lions

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  • ann

    what ever…too little too late…

  • r. saunders

    Obviously a naked PR move for them. In reality, by protesting their coach’s dismissal first and foremost, the Penn States students showed they didn’t care about the very young victims raped by a pedophile among them. What kind of human beings are these students? They’re just as bad as that perverted animal.

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