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Department of Education wants fine against VA Tech to be reinstated

Posted: 4:18 PM, May 09, 2012
Updated: 2012-05-09 16:23:50-04
Department of Education wants fine against VA Tech to be reinstated

The U.S. Department of Education wants the fine against Virginia Tech to be reinstated. The school was fined $55,000 for delayed warnings during the massacre where 33 people died.

Last month, a judge dismissed the fine saying the university didn’t violate the federal law requiring schools to issue timely warnings during a threat.

The Roanoke Times reports the Education Department asked U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan to uphold the fine.

The state attorney general’s office, which is representing Virginia Tech, has until June 1 to file a response.