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Penn State Campus Erupts In Wake Of Joe Paterno's Firing

Joe Paterno was fired this evening. For the second night in a row, students are gathering across campus, changing and running around like dumb college kids. So far, there have been reports of fireworks, but no real trouble. And as I typed that, Gregg Doyel reports the first light post has been taken down. Stick with us tonight as we’ll try and follow the crowd as it goes from gathering to potential riot.

[@jon_wertheim, @paigiewes]

11:24 – An officer allegedly pushed a student. So it begins.

11:26 – ESPN reports two arrests and a smoke canister being fired.

11:27 – Lots of noise. Lots of people. (via @DailyCollegian)

From earlier – The CNN anchor does not know much about college football. Still, she’s done an admirable job and gotten the attention of many football fans.

[via @dhm]

Here’s video of students chanting earlier via @cjzero.

Also from earlier, PSU students chanted “Fuck The Trustees” live on CNN. (via @tlksuperstation)

[via @johnwertheim]

And here is the van getting flipped. Things seem to be quieting. What with the police using mace and whatnot.

 

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