The Penn State University Child Sex Abuse Scandal Pop Quiz
Please answer the following multiple-choice questions:
QUESTION 1. You are a graduate-assistant coach at for the Penn State University football team. You walk into a locker room at night and see your team's former defensive coordinator in the process of raping a 10-year-old child. Your reaction is to:
A.) Intervene to stop the rape immediately regardless of your personal safety, beating the living crap out of the child rapist Hooded-Justice-style if possible. Then immediately call the police.
B.) Don't intervene, but still immediately call the police.
C.) Walk away without either stopping the rape or even calling the police. Wait one day before telling your father, who advises you (erroneously) to tell the university's head coach instead of the police, which you do. Do not follow up with said head coach or see to it that he called the police. Continue to coach for the same university, moving up through the ranks to eventually become the receivers coach, without breaking your silence until someone else files charges years later.
QUESTION 2. You are the head coach for the Penn State University football team. One of your young graduate-assistant coaches reports witnessing your former defensive coordinator raping a 10-year-old boy in the school locker room. Your reaction is to :
A.) Contact the police immediately and have the young assistant coach tell them the same thing he told you. Then keep following up with them on their investigation.
B.) Report what the young coach saw to your immediate supervisor and not to the police, then keep following up with said supervisor to make sure he contacted the police and to learn what the police are doing. If said superior hasn't contacted the police, do so yourself. Then follow up.
C.) Report what the young assistant coach saw to immediate superior and not to the police, and don't bother following up with either said supervisor or with the police. Don't discuss the matter with anyone outside of university officials for years until someone else brings charges. Essentially, cover your own ass. Because, hey, you did your part, right?
QUESTION 3. You are in charge of campus security for Penn State University. You learn that one of your former employees, whom you've still allowed keys to university buildings and access to university resources, has been using that access to sexually assault boys as young as 8 or 10 years old on school property. Your reaction is to:
A.) Contact the real police immediately, because this monster must be stopped before he can claim any more victims. Then keep following up with those real police on the status of their investigation.
B.) Conduct a quick initial internal investigation, then contact the police and tell them everything you know.
C.) Do not contact the police at all. Do not alert anyone outside of other university officials. Instead, contact the perpetrator and take away his keys. Not at our school, right?
QUESTION 4. You are a Penn State student. You learn that your extremely popular head football coach has just been fired because he covered up for a pedophile who molested 8 boys, some of whom were as young as 8 or 10 years old, and some of whom would not have been victims if not for said cover-up. Your reaction is to:
A.) Join fellow students in protesting in outrage at the university's cover-up.
B.) Join fellow students in a candlelight vigil expressing sympathy for the 8 young victims.
C.) Join fellow students in a riot in outrage at the firing of your "poor" pedophile-protecting coach.
If you answered "C" to any of the above questions, you FAIL. As a human being.