[caption id="attachment_38108" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Virginia Tech officials have been criticised for their slow respond to the campus's 2007 shootings."][/caption]

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, the U.S. Department of Education announced March 29.

Department officials said 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...

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