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Penn State President Says He Will Conduct Review Of Freeh Report

By Dan Wing

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (CBS) - The President of Penn State University announced Saturday that he will conduct his own review of the Freeh Report.

The 2012 investigation conducted by former FBI Director Louis Freeh found that high-ranking university leaders at the school concealed key facts about molestation charges made against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

In a written statement on the school's website, President Eric Barron says his decision is in response to "questions by some in the Penn State Community," and that it "calls for an examination."

Barron vows to conduct "a thorough review" of the report and related documents, adding that he didn't want anyone to think that the university was "hiding something."

In late October, the school's board of trustees voted down a proposal that would have taken a closer, and likely more critical look at the Freeh Report.

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