He should stay, he wasn't involved.
He should stay, he did what his part by reporting it to somebody.
He should go, he didn't do enough.
He should go, he's ultimately responsible no matter what.
I have no clue. Fill me in.
to expect someone to go to the cops with an REO speedwagon "heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend who heard it from another" account of an alleged incident is ridiculous.
The only thing I can fault Paterno with is not telling the grad student to take his info to the cops.
Paterno should not only go. He should be indicted, and sent to prison, for helping to cover up the damage inflicted by a predator.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
Look at it this way, if I am in each person's place:
If I see some one molesting a kid, there is going to be an ass whupping, mine or the molester. I might get my ass kicked, but I am going to do my best to make them hurt. That stops the molesting. Then I am calling the cops.
If I have a subordinate/worker/whatever come to me and tell me they witnessed some one else on staff molesting a kid on the premises, I would have them call the cops while I called my boss.
If I am the AD and some one comes to me with the story, I ensure the accused is not alone near kids while I make sure the police are notified.
At every step, ensuring the police are notified is key. Not my boss(though he has to be notified to), not an AG to make a deal, but the police, as a crime had been allegedly committed.
The US is an odd ship. The captain yells out when he sees obtacles , but 535 individual propellers do the steering.
Paterno should have done more because of the nature of the action, alleged or otherwise.
It's not like he was told about some frat rats chugging vodka in the field house; the accusation was exponentially more significant. Should he have went to the cops right away, maybe so; but he also had to consider the aforementioned REO Speedwagon scenario.
I think he should have done more.
Lose his job? Have you seen Penn State's football team for the past 10 years?
Having worked around cops for the better part of my military career, I can tell you that the police don't generally take second hand reports of alleged crime very seriously.
Paterno's only fault was that he didn't insist that the grad student go to the cops. Paterno was not a witness, he had no responsibility or right to go to the cops with a second hand story. OTOH, if the grad student had brought him a cellphone video of the incident, he should have gone to the cops with that