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Penn State Scandal Leads To Diploma Burning Among Former Graduates

The Penn State scandal has angered people around the country, and those close enough to University Park to express their displeasure have taken to doing so. Ian Kenney, the drum major of the Penn State Blue Band, tweeted a photo of people gathering outside coach Joe Paterno's home, which is not on the university grounds:

Elsewhere, Ben Jones of Black Shoe Diaries, SB Nation's Penn State blog, reports that some Penn State graduates have taken to burning their diplomas outside Old Main, an iconic, 158-year-old building on campus. On The Pitt Stop, SB Nation Pittsburgh editor Charlie Wilmoth posted a photo of one 1975 grad burning his diploma.

These folks' outrage stems from allegations that former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused children, and that the university--including coach Paterno--did not act appropriately when they learned of the allegations. Friday, a grand jury indicted Sandusky on 40 counts of sexual abuse.

For more on the scandal and the investigation into Sandusky, please follow this StoryStream on SB Nation Pittsburgh.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.