Penn State Receives Bomb Threat at Beaver Stadium
Several days after head football coach Joe Paterno was let go amid a scandal involving a former assistant coach, police and FBI were called Friday evening to investigate.
Several days after longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier were let ago amid a scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, the college received a bomb threat at Beaver Stadium, where the Nittany Lions are set to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday.
Police and FBI investigated the threat, which was received at around 6:30 p.m. on Friday night to the main campus number, TMZ reports. According to Lisa Powers, director of public information at Penn State, the caller mentioned that there was a bomb at the stadium and police were informed immediately.
Ultimately, searches at the stadium late Friday evening with bomb-sniffing dogs did not produce any evidence.
The police and FBI are attempting to track down the caller, but as of early, no information has been discovered. According to Powers, Beaver Stadium has been on lockdown since Tuesday.
Shorlty after 9 a.m. on Saturday, Penn State sent out a school-wide message informing them of last night's threat. The message read, "Bomb threat received at Beaver Stadium. Police, dogs searched, nothing found," with a link to the story.
Students protested when it was announced that Paterno had been let go and his exit drew mixed reactions around the web, even causing Ashton Kutcher to defend Paterno before he backtracked from his statements. On Friday, Penn State put assistant coach Mike McQueary, who allegedly witnessed Sandusky in the showers with a young boy, on leave.
For Saturday's game, Penn State is urging students to arrive at the stadium earlier than usual.