UPDATE: From Ben Jones at Penn State....
Talked to the 9 students at Paterno statue. Protecting it from vandals but aren't trying to stop the university from removing it— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) July 19, 2012
Some students have started to camp out in tents and watch over the Joe Paterno statue at Penn State. The sign says "Protect the Paterno statue"
Students are camping out overnight to protect the Joe Pa statue... twitter.com/KahnmanPSU/sta…— Jeremy Kahn (@KahnmanPSU) July 18, 2012
Two campers right now, they say more coming. They're trying to gather more supporters. twitter.com/KahnmanPSU/sta…— Jeremy Kahn (@KahnmanPSU) July 18, 2012
This comes one day after a plane flying a banner flew over Penn State stating "Take the statue down or we will"