2012-03-29 / Local & State

PSU Student Pleads In Firing Riots

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – A Penn State student will spend at least 30 days in jail for taking part in the riots that followed the firing of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno.

Nineteen-year- old Ryland Boggess pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

The Centre Daily Times of State College reports Boggess was arrested for shaking and pulling down a light pole during the riots that followed Paterno's Nov. 9 as a child sex-abuse scandal involving a former assistant engulfed the university.

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