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Virginia Tech is facing a federal fine for allegedly failing to hastily alert students about the shooter on the campus during the deadly 2007 massacre.

The federal government is levying $55,000 in fines on Virginia Tech for allegedly breaking federal laws that require schools to report safety concerns in a timely matter. That rampage left 33 people dead.

But Virginia Tech disputes the accusations, and will argue its case before a judge on Wednesday. School officials say they abided by the laws that were on the books and weren't aware a shooting earlier in the day wasn't an isolated incident.

Some family members of the shooting victims are calling the fine inadequate.

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