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Department of Education officials are fining Virginia Tech for violating the federal Clery Act, which requires timely reporting of crimes on campus.
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Department of Education officials are fining Virginia Tech for violating the federal Clery Act, which requires timely reporting of crimes on campus.

The Education Department has fined Virginia Tech $55,000 for waiting too long to notify students during the shooting rampage.

Officials say Tech violated the federal Clery Act, which requires timely reporting of crimes on campus. The Education Department says that Virginia Tech violated the law when officials waited two hours to notify the campus, after a gunman shot two students in a dormitory early on April 16, 2007.

Officials say the violation warranted a fine far in excess of the $55,000. Such fines are rare and the university says it will appeal.

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