In 2007, Virginia Tech was the site for one of the most horrific massacres in U.S. history. A disturbed student shot two students in the dormitory and went to four different classrooms and shot and killed 30 more including himself. But, the Department of Education is not sympathetic to the administration’s tragedy because they were fined $55,000 for failing to alert students in a timely fashion after they noticed that something had gone awry.
According to the Huffington Post, the shootings only ended when Seung-Hui Cho fatally shot himself in the head. Authorities did not get to him in time and the feds are blaming Virginia Tech. The school’s slow response in alerting the campus is a violation of federal law and parents of the victims agree that they should just go ahead and pay the fine.
But two days before the money was due, Virginia Tech filed an appeal that will hold up the process and will cost taxpayers much more in legal fees than the actual fine itself. Read more here about the aftershock still being felt on the campus.