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PENN STATE: Many dropped the ball

Letter by Cynthia L. Mcbride, University Place on Nov. 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm with 4 Comments »
November 8, 2011 1:09 pm

How many adults were protecting their positions at Penn State over the last nine years while children were being preyed on by Jerry Sandusky?

What a different outcome this may have had if in 2002 Mike McQueary had intervened that night when he observed a little boy being sexually assaulted in the shower by Sandusky and then called the police. Many innocent children could have been spared.

To think he left to consult his father and then go up the chain of command to spare stepping on toes is morally reprehensible along with the rest of the cover-up.

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  1. olympicmtn says:

    Anyone who knew about these acts and crimes and did not protect those (now many) kids/children, should be in jail. Sick so sick.

  2. Oly,
    Because the people were also officials of the school, the school football program should also pay a price. Something like a 5-year ban on post season appearances and a reduction in football scholarships.

  3. After hearing about the details of this assualt I am shocked by this incident. It is hard to judge another person unless you have been in this situation however I would think that shear anger and would compell anyone to react without thinking and stop this at all costs. A violent end to Mr. Sandusky would be all too kind for such vicious behaviour. Unfortunately people of influence are often protected for political reasons and not ethical ones.

  4. itwasntmethistime says:

    If I ever see a child being sexually abused I will, without pausing to consult with anybody else, unleash the 135-pound tiger within me to ensure that predator will never be able to abuse another child again.

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