The Joe Paterno statue was removed Sunday morning from its pedestal outside Penn State University's Beaver Stadium, and it will be stored in an unnamed "secure location," Penn State President Rodney Erickson said Sunday. Work crews lifted the 7-foot, 900-pound bronze statue off its base using a forklift as more than 100 students watched, some chanting, "We are Penn State." The school's decision to remove the iconic effigy comes 10 days after a scathing report by former FBI director Louis J. Freeh found that Paterno, with three other top Penn State administrators, had concealed allegations of child sexual abuse made against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual in June, and is currently awaiting sentencing.
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