The statue of Joe Paterno that has caused a long debate amongst the Penn State community has been removed.
The legacy tribute to Paterno was taken down with a forklift, while students watched chanting “We are Penn State.”
According to TMZ, the statue won’t be destroyed, but stored in a “secured location” according to president Rodney Erickson.
He released a statement:
"I now believe that, contrary to is original intention, Coach Paterno's statue has become a source of division and an obstacle to hearing in our university and beyond. For that reason, I have decided that it is in the best interest of our university and public safety to remove the statue and store it in a secure location."
CBS Sports reports that the NCAA will be handing down “unprecedented” penalties against the school this Monday.
We just hope now that justice can be served for the victims of Jerry Sandusky’s assault, and that the school can continue to succeed.