U.S. Department Of Education To Launch Investigation Into Penn State Sex Scandal

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Following sex abuse allegations against Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and the dismissal of head coach Joe Paterno, the U.S. Department of Education is launching its own investigation into how the university handled the allegations.

The department says it is investigating whether Penn State is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires colleges and universities to disclose the number of criminal offenses on campus that are reported each year.

The Clery Act also requires schools to issue a timely warning if a reported crime represents a threat to the campus community.

Sandusky is alleged to have sexually abused several young boys over a 15-year period.

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