The day before tens of thousands are expected in Happy Valley to watch a spring scrimmage, a disturbing report from campus police indicates indecent assaults have been alleged over the past 15 months at Penn State’s football building.
According to a “timely warning” notice sent to students, faculty and staff at the University Park campus, Penn State police received a third-party report from someone alleging “a known student allegedly inappropriately touched other students” in the Lasch Football Building on several occasions between Jan. 6, 2018 and Thursday. Although the “known student” wasn’t named, and although the football program wasn’t implicated at all in the report, the Penn State football program’s weight room, meeting rooms and coaches offices are located in the Lasch Building.
Penn State will hold its 2019 Blue-White Game at 3 p.m. Saturday in Beaver Stadium.
There’s nothing much more to say about this than what the notice indicates. We’re dealing with allegations, so far. Allegations from a third party. Police are investigating. The notice seems to indicate that they have a suspect. We’ll wait and see where it goes from here, if it goes anywhere.