I’ve been a little flabbergasted by the whole Penn State child sex abuse scandal. But not for the reasons others have been upset by it (for loss of a long-time coach — way to keep things in perspective there, folks).
But I have to say, I’m even more astounded by the alleged behavior of assistant coach Mike McQueary. According to the LA Times, “McQueary told a grand jury that he witnessed former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy in a campus shower in 2002.” But rather than interrupt and stop it immediately, he simply reported what he saw to legendary coach Joe Paterno.
Paterno also didn’t do anything about it, other than to pass it up the chain of command to Penn State athletic director Tim Curley.
Who also didn’t do anything about it.
What is wrong with a chain of otherwise apparently responsible adults who fail to report an eyewitness account of child sexual abuse?
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