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Penn State reacts to Joe Paterno's firing, death

Molly Johnson, right, a Penn State student from

Molly Johnson, right, a Penn State student from Wilmington, Del., and fellow student, senior Ian Kenney pay their respects at a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Penn State students react following the firing and death of legendary college football coach Joe Paterno.

Participants listen during a candlelight vigil for former
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Participants listen during a candlelight vigil for former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Students and those in the community gather around
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Students and those in the community gather around the statue of Joe Paterno. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Candles on the steps of Old Main on
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Candles on the steps of Old Main on the Penn State University campus spell out "Joe" in remembrance of former football coach Joe Paterno during a memorial service. (Jan. 22, 2012)

A crowd gathers to pay respects to longtime
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A crowd gathers to pay respects to longtime football coach Joe Paterno at the Paterno statue outside of Beaver Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012)

A video board at Penn State's Rec Hall
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A video board at Penn State's Rec Hall displays an image of former football coach Joe Paterno during a moment of silence before a college wrestling meet between Iowa and Penn State. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Penn State students gather in remembrance around a
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Penn State students gather in remembrance around a statue of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, outside Beaver Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012)

A crowd gathers for a candle light vigil
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A crowd gathers for a candle light vigil honoring late football coach Joe Paterno outside Old Main on the Penn State campus. (Jan. 22, 2012)

A Penn State student lights candles at a
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A Penn State student lights candles at a statue of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno on the Penn State University campus. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Penn State students attend a candle light memorial
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Penn State students attend a candle light memorial honoring legendary football coach Joe Paterno. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Penn State students hold a sign as they
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Penn State students hold a sign as they gather in remembrance around a statue of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, outside Beaver Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012)

David Marselles and Courtney O'Brien share a moment
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David Marselles and Courtney O'Brien share a moment next to a cardboard cutout of Joe Paterno, the former Penn State football coach, after hearing of Paterno's death outside of Beaver Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012)

A man reaches out to touch the statue
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A man reaches out to touch the statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno outside of Beaver Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Student Annelise Gaus embraces other members of the
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Student Annelise Gaus embraces other members of the Penn State Singing Lions group after singing a song at the statue of Joe Paterno. Paterno, who was 85 years old, died due to complications from lung cancer. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Signs and candles lay on the ground at
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Signs and candles lay on the ground at the statue of Joe Paterno, the former Penn State football coach, outside Beaver Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Penn State wrestling fans Gary Reed, left, of
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Penn State wrestling fans Gary Reed, left, of Huntingdon, Pa., and George Hoover, righ, of Port Matilda, Pa., applaud after a moment of silence in honor of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno before a wrestling match against Iowa. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Molly Johnson, right, a Penn State student from
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Molly Johnson, right, a Penn State student from Wilmington, Del., and fellow student, senior Ian Kenney pay their respects at a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Cards featuring Joe Paterno and wife Sue are
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Cards featuring Joe Paterno and wife Sue are displayed at the foot of a statue outside Beaver Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Penn State football playing cards, candles and flowers
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Penn State football playing cards, candles and flowers placed by fans are displayed near a statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012)

A community member pays his respect at the
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A community member pays his respect at the statue of Joe Paterno, the former Penn State football coach, after hearing of Paterno's death outside of Beaver Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Community members pay their respects at the statue
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Community members pay their respects at the statue of Joe Paterno, the former Penn State football coach, after hearing of Paterno's death, outside of Beaver Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Community members pay their respects at the statue
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Community members pay their respects at the statue of Joe Paterno, the former Penn State football coach, after hearing of Paterno's death, outside of Beaver Stadium. (Jan. 22, 2012)

Police try to control students and those in
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Police try to control students and those in the community as they fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired. (Nov. 10, 2011)

Police try to control students and those in
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Police try to control students and those in the community as they fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired. (Nov. 10, 2011)

Police try to control students and those in
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Police try to control students and those in the community as they fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired. (Nov. 10, 2011)

Police try to control students and those in
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Police try to control students and those in the community as they fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired. (Nov. 10, 2011)

A news van is flipped over as students
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A news van is flipped over as students and those in the community fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired. (Nov. 10, 2011)

Pennsylvania State Police in riot gear line East
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Pennsylvania State Police in riot gear line East College Avenue in the early morning hours in State College, Pennsylvania. Police patrolled the streets following a riot on the Penn State campus in response to the firing of Joe Paterno. (Nov. 10, 2011)

Police hold back students after they reacted off
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Police hold back students after they reacted off campus in State College, Pa. (Nov. 9, 2011)

Police hold back students after they reacted off
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Police hold back students after they reacted off campus Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in State College, Pa. to Penn State board of trustees firing of football coach Joe Paterno Wednesday. Hundreds of students gathered about two blocks from the campus, with some chanting "We want Joe! We want Joe!" Some shook a lamp post and others tipped over the news van, kicking out its windows. Police fired bursts of pepper gas. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and those in the community visit the Joe Paterno statue after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference, at Beaver Field, November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and those in the community visit the Joe Paterno statue after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference, at Beaver Field, November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno and Spanier have lost their positions amid allegations that former former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Students and those in the community fill the
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Students and those in the community fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference, in downtown Penn State. (Nov. 9, 2011)

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and those in the community visit the Joe Paterno statue after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference, at Beaver Field, November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno and Spanier have lost their positions amid allegations that former former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and those in the community fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference, in downtown Penn State, November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno and Spanier have lost their positions amid allegations that former former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and those in the community fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference, in downtown Penn State, November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and those in the community fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference, in downtown Penn State, November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and those in the community fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference, in downtown Penn State, November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno and Spanier have lost their positions amid allegations that former former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and those in the community fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference, in downtown Penn State, November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and those in the community fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference, in downtown Penn State, November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and those in the community fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference, in downtown Penn State, November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and those in the community fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference, in downtown Penn State, November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and those in the community fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference, in downtown Penn State, November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Police head across a street in State College,
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Police head across a street in State College, Pa., Wednesday night, Nov. 9, 2011, as students gather after the Penn State board of trustees voted to fire football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Students walk along a street Wednesday night, Nov.
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Students walk along a street Wednesday night, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa., after the Penn State board of trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Penn State students and others gather off campus
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Penn State students and others gather off campus following the firing of football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Penn State students and others gather off campus,
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Penn State students and others gather off campus, one holding a cutout of football coach Joe Paterno, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in State College, Pa., after the firing of Paterno and university president Graham Spanier. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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