Joe Paterno Fired, Penn State Students Riot

Students flip cars in State College after Board of Trustees' firing of coach.
3:11 | 11/10/11

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The hairy -- -- -- a little after 10 PM the trustees -- dramatic announcement coach Joseph Paterno fired the university president fired off for their role. The child abuse scandal there and you saw the emotions explode. Across campus seeing it again right now the end of an era -- At Penn State and mixed emotions and yes many unhappy people about it taken to the streets fighting with police overnight. Aren't we getting here Dan Harris was caught right in the middle mother and he joins us now from state college Pennsylvania how you doing this morning -- I'm doing all right -- and good morning to you it was really a wild night it all started after students here learned that Joseph Paterno had been fired. And that it it happened over the phone not even a face to face meeting. The response was ferocious. Okay. Okay. The news -- -- and protests that went very wrong with special grant. Reserved for them. -- yeah. Yeah. And -- -- -- -- real and they gave me. It's all about job you're not thinking clearly if they -- a job but doesn't -- never talked about the -- -- and -- and treated like -- Getting in lucky to be doing this yeah. -- -- came down and then police with riot gear moved in. And they kept on using it during several hours of running street that. The moment that sparked this fire that would put this late night news conference president Penn state board of trustees made an announcement that drew a gas. Joseph Paterno and there's no longer than -- football coach. -- effective immediately. Joseph Paterno the four year old beloved head coach of the Nittany Lions. Gun taken down in a scandal involving alleged child sex abuse he carried out by a former top. How difficult was this decision. Of course anything like this. But -- -- to be taking the ball in the. Yeah and yeah. Why aren't. Coming in street in support. -- -- -- Everything I Hope -- -- tell us. Joseph Paterno said he was disappointed by the decision came out of his home and urged calm -- -- -- But still it took several hours for police to finally -- take control. Of the streets. One interesting note we actually were approached by several students who said they supported the decision to fire Joseph Paterno. They were however too scared to talk about that on camera.

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