Saturday, November 12, 2011

Penn State Bomb Threat! FBI called in as tens of thousands arrive for first game after sex abuse scandal that rocked college

Penn State was on alert today as the FBI was called in to investigate a possible bomb threat at the football stadium after the athletic program was plagued with scandal following sex abuse charges by one of the team's former coaches.

Police and FBI were told of a bomb threat to the famed Beaver Stadium Friday night, but extensive searches prompted them to give an 'all clear' order.

The caller is still unknown, but given the heightened tensions surrounding the football program at the school, officials are not taking any chances.

Two sweeps with bomb sniffing dogs were done, both coming up empty.

Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive line coach who allegedly sexually assaulted a number of boys during his tenure, was also the target of violence as someone threw a cinder block at his house Thursday night.

The school is attempting to move forward as normal with their game against Nebraska on Saturday, with many hoping it will be part pep rally, part cleansing. Read More