(WASHINGTON) — Virginia Tech no longer faces the fine imposed over its handling of the 2007 massacre on campus.
The Department of Education had fined Virginia Tech $55,000 for violating a federal law that requires timely notification of campus crime – but a judge threw it out, ruling an email the school sent more than two hours after the first gunshots “contained sufficient information to put the community on notice.”
The judge said “in hindsight it is beyond regretful” a warning did not go out sooner, but he determined it was sent in a reasonable amount of time.
In a statement the school said it is “pleased by the ruling.”
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