Va. Tech to Appeal DOE Investigation, Calls it ‘Deeply Flawed’

VIRGINIA — The state of Virginia will appeal $55,000 in fines levied against Virginia Tech for its handling of a shooting in 2007 that left 32 people dead. According to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the reason for the appeal is not monetary.

Cuccinelli, on Wednesday, said that important policies were at stakes that affect colleges and universities across the country, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. He alleged that the federal law requiring timely notification of campus-wide emergencies is poorly defined and had not been applied consistently or correctly.

Cuccinelli also claimed that investigation performed by the Department of Education was “deeply flawed” because investigators had not travelled to the college or interviewed its officials prior to making a decision.

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