Posts Tagged ‘Clery act’
Virginia Tech will have to pay the maximum $55,000 fine for violating federal law by waiting too long to notify students during the 2007 shooting rampage but will not lose any federal student aid, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday.
Department officials wrote in a letter to the school that the sanction should have been greater for the school’s slow response to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The $55,000 fine was the most the department could levy for Tech’s two violations of the federal Clery Act, which requires timely reporting of crimes on campus.
On Wednesday, September 15, 2010, The TASA Group, Inc., in conjunction with school safety expert Dale Yeager, presented a one-hour, interactive webinar for legal professionals and college administrators. During this program, our presenter covered the 5 key issues that relate to security and safety:
*The Issue of Poor Management
*The Dirty Secrets and Lessons that Should Have Been Learned from Virginia Tech
*Federal Law and Cover-ups
*Why Higher Education is Failing Students and Staff
*The Legal Spider Web in Higher Education