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Fine reinstatement sought against Va. Tech

Tuesday - 5/8/2012, 6:15pm  ET

ROANOKE, Va. - The U.S. Department of Education is seeking reinstatement of a fine against Virginia Tech for delayed warnings about a deadly campus shooting in April 2007.

The Roanoke Times ( http://bit.ly/LHPCHE) reports the department has asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to uphold the $55,000 fine against the school.

Last month a judge dismissed the fine and determined that university officials' actions didn't violate the federal Clery Act, which requires schools to issue timely warnings of campus threats.

The Virginia attorney general's office is representing the university in the case. Attorney general spokesman Brian Gottstein says the state has until June 1 to file a response.

The massacre left 33 people dead, including the gunman.

In March a jury ruled for the parents of two victims in a wrongful death lawsuit.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com


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