Wednesday, March 30, 2011


The Department of Education (DoE) has levied a $55,000 fine on Virginia Tech for violations of federal law in connection with the shootings on April 16, 2007. The fine is the maximum allowed. In issuing the decision, the DoE said, “While Tech’s violations warrant a fine far in excess of what is currently permissible under the statute, the Department’s fine authority is limited.”

Tech spokesperson Larry Hincker said the school would appeal the decision. The fine is pathetic and Hincker’s response even more so. To quote Andrew Goddard, whose son was serious wounded, “the amount is so minuscule that (Tech) should pay up and be done with it. … they (Tech) seem to be in denial on many fronts.”

No comments: