Penn State receives preliminary Clery Act report regarding Sandusky scandal
- Penn State announced Monday that it received a preliminary report from the federal government regarding its compliance with the Clery Act during the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
- According to the announcement, neither Penn State or the U.S. Department of Education are permitted to release information about the report yet, but details are expected to go public once the federal review is completed.
- The Clery Act requires universities to publish annual crime reports and maintain a daily crime log, and prosecutors in the state of Pennsylvania allege that top officials at the university failed to properly report Sandusky's suspected abuse of children.
- Clery Act violations can potentially result in penalties as severe as a school losing its ability to offer federal student aid, and while that has never happened before, the Education Department has issued fines in the past as high as $27,500 per violation.
From the article:
... The school said that neither it nor the U.S. Department of Education was permitted to release information about the report at this time, but that details will be made public after the federal agency makes a final determination when it finishes its review. ...
Penn State said school officials have given federal reviewers access to the records and information they have requested. ...
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