The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 24, 2013

Four Penn State cheerleaders removed for rules violations


The Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE — Four Penn State cheerleaders are off the squad because the university says they violated unspecified team rules.

The school would not say when the violations occurred or when the students were taken off the team. University spokeswoman Lisa Powers would confirm only that the school took disciplinary action against the four students.

It wasn't clear if the discipline was connected to the investigation of an incident in October in which a cheerleader was badly injured after falling about 40 feet from the window of an apartment building.

State College police have said foul play is not suspected, but that alcohol was apparently being served to minors at a party in the room from which 19-year-old freshman Paige Raque (RAH'-kee) fell.