STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A sign reading “We won’t forget” has been left at the site where former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s statue once stood in State College. It marks the one-year anniversary of the date it was removed in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The Centre Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/17yeaem ) the sign was left Monday outside Beaver Stadium.
A Penn State spokesman declined comment on the condition or location of the statue. University officials have said only that it is in a “secure location.”
On July 22, 2012, just before 6 a.m., workers used jackhammers to remove the statue and took it away with a forklift. The statue had become a lightning rod for public opinion amid the sex-abuse scandal.
Paterno died in January 2012.
Information from: Centre Daily Times, http://www.centredaily.com