Attorney General to speak about Tech fines

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is planning an announcement today about the Federal sanctions against Virginia Tech.

Tech has until Friday to appeal a $55,000 fine levied by the U.S. Department of Education.

That agency found the university violated a campus safety law by waiting too long to notify students about the shootings that left 33 people dead, including the student gunman.

University president Charles Steger was quoted earlier this month saying an appeal was likely, although tech officials were still discussing the matter.

Steger said he believes an appeal is crucial to getting a better explanation from the department about the basis for its decision.

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