[quote="greenmanRD, post:7953, topic:2287"]Didn't say that but perhaps he shouldn't have gotten involved at all?[/quote]
I don’t think he had any choice. It would have been nice if Mr. McQueary had told Mike to go to the PSU police instead of his boss. But that’s not how it played out.
Figure out why they didn’t think calling police was the right idea, you can figure out why the rest of the story happened the way it did.
A lot of people keep asking why McQueary didn’t go to the police immediately as if that was an indicator that he didn’t actually see anything but horseplay. One of the reasons, that I believe McQueary is that, for what it’s worth (and without benefit of hindsight), I suspect that I would have done pretty much the same thing in similar circumstances.
I know that, back in those days, if I had gone to my IBM office in the evening and walked in a respected IBM manager engaged in what I strongly suspected was a sex act with a kid in a shower, I’d probably would have been too shocked to know what to do too. I’m almost sure that my first reaction wouldn’t have been to call the police, or even IBM security. I most likely would have gotten in touch with my boss too.
Now the one good thing that has come out of this is that I suspect that were the same thing to happen today, I’d be a lot more likely to go directly to the police. But back in those days, I really doubt that I would have. It’s not something that you are prepared for and automatically know how to act.