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Students show support for victims

STATE COLLEGE, PA (AP) The unhappiness at Happy Valley continues.

Penn State students are holding a vigil tonight to show support for the victims of the sex abuse scandal that has gripped the campus this week.

The university's new president, Rod Erickson, says wide receivers coach Mike McQueary, a key witness, has been put on paid leave. Erickson says he also plans to appoint an ethics officer, and said the school will review all standards, policies and programs to ensure they meet "not only the law, but Penn State's standard."

Meanwhile, there's word that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, the man at the center of the scandal, was recruiting for the school as recently as last summer.

Sandusky has been charged with molesting eight boys over 15 years, with several of the alleged incidents occurring on Penn State property. Police say someone smashed a window at Sandusky's home Thursday night.

The son of longtime Coach Joe Paterno says his father has hired a high-profile criminal attorney. Paterno lost his job over the scandal.

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