Penn State Board: We Failed to Ask Tough Questions
Penn State's trustees said Thursday they accept responsibility for failures of accountability in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal but that no members of the board would step down in the wake of a scathing independent investigation report that chided them.
“We are accountable for what's happened here," trustee Kenneth Frazier said."
Our hearts remain heavy and we are deeply ashamed."
Board chairwoman Karen Peetz also says the board "accepts full responsibility for the failures that occurred." The trustees responded to the release earlier of a report from special investigator Louis Freeh, who concluded beloved late coach Joe Paterno and other top administrators covered up Sandusky's conduct to avoid bad publicity.
The board says it will release more information later as it continues to review the report and make changes in the university’s structure and administration.