STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (KDKA) — In wake of the riots following the dismissal of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, police aren’t taking any chances with safety on campus.

An army of police officers converged at the State College police station Thursday night to discuss their plan to make sure pandemonium doesn’t break out again.

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“The behavior of last night is not going to be tolerated,” State College Police Capt. John Gardner said. “Each time they up the ante, we’re going to have to up the ante as well.”

They set up a huge antenna in the police station parking lot that allows them to get video feeds from a helicopter and a plane monitoring activity on the streets.

As for Saturday’s game against Nebraska at Beaver Stadium, police say security at games is always high with state police and surrounding departments helping out.

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Students camped out for seats don’t expect trouble.

“I don’t think there’s going to be anything too crazy though,” Brandon Sharp, a freshman, said. “I think we’ll be calm and under control.”


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David Highfield