November 10th, 2011
10:44 AM ET

Penn St. students take to streets after Paterno, president lose jobs

State College, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Hundreds of Penn State students spilled into the streets early Thursday after news that legendary coach Joe Paterno and the school's president were ousted over a child sex abuse scandal at the university.

What started as an apparent celebration of Paterno turned raucous, as the crowd in the central Pennsylvania town of State College tipped over a news van and decried the media.

The disturbance - which cleared after a few hours - came shortly after university trustees announced Wednesday night that Paterno, the winningest coach in major college football, and Penn State President Graham Spanier had lost their jobs, effective immediately.

"What can I say, I'm no longer the coach," Paterno told about 15 students gathered outside his house late Wednesday night. "It's going to take some time to get used to. It's been 61 years."

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