The Penn State riots following Joe Paterno’s firing were the worst in 15 years according to State College Police. Police have arrested 38 individuals and plan to arrest a further seven. The total property damage is estimated to be about $190,000. Both figures trump an art festival that went awry in 1998, leading to 20 arrests and $150,000 in damage.
Not absolving the students, but much of the blame should rest with the Penn State Board of Trustees who thought it wise to announce a controversial decision at 10pm.
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