Feds Open Inquiry Into Penn State Education Dept. looks into whether crimes weren't reported as required By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Nov 9, 2011 6:04 PM CST 9 comments Comments A maintenance worker repairs damage to a statue of a Penn State Nittany Lion mascot Wednesday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (Newser) – Penn State's unfolding scandal is now a federal case, too. The Education Department is investigating whether school officials broke the law by failing to report the alleged abuse, reports the AP. Colleges are required to report crime stats, and the Office of Financial Aid has opened an inquiry. In today's other developments, Joe Paterno says he's done coaching at the end of this season, and the school president may be out of a job soon.