Paterno Statue Removed
STATE COLLEGE- Crews removed the Joe Paterno statue in front of Beaver Stadium Sunday morning at University Park. The statue was surrounded by police and construction crews early in the morning.
The statue came down at 8:20 a.m. and was brought into Beaver Stadium. There is no word on what will happen next.
In a statement from President Rodney Erickson he says
“I now believe that, contrary to its original intention, Coach Paterno’s statue has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing in our University and beyond. For that reason, I have decided that it is in the best interest of our university and public safety to remove the statue and store it in a secure location. I believe that, were it to remain, the statue will be a recurring wound to the multitude of individuals across the nation and beyond who have been the victims of child abuse.”
Newswatch 16 has a crew at State College today to cover any developments on this story.