US OKs $5k fine against Va. Tech for '07 massacreJanuary 3, 2014 @ 4:07 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has agreed to a $5,000 fine against Virginia Tech stemming from the April 2007 campus massacre that left 33 dead.
The penalty announced Friday is the second assessed against Tech for a violation of the federal Clery Act, which requires schools to issue timely warnings of campus threats.
In December 2012, Duncan fined Tech $27,500 for failure to issue a timely warning the morning of the April 16, 2007, shooting on the Blacksburg campus.
The latest fine is based on what federal education officials called Tech's inconsistent timely warning policies at the time of the shootings.
A spokesman for the university did not immediately respond for comment. In the past, the university has disputed Duncan's finding that the internal policy was not disclosed.
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