The Washington Times affiliated radio program America’s Morning News (AMN) asked Education Secretary Arne Duncan about the Department of Education’s plan to investigate Penn State over whether or not the University failed to report incidents of sexual abuse to federal authorities as required by the Clery Act. The Washington Times reported:
The 1990 law requires all public colleges and universities to submit detailed information on all crimes that occur on campus. Violations of the act have led to hefty fines for several universities, including Eastern Michigan University, which had to cough up $357,000 in 2007 after not telling students that foul play was suspected in a student’s death.
In addition to the Clery Act investigation, the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights may initiate further inquiries.
Secreatary Duncan was brief in his remarks with AMN but told TWT that he was,”extraordinarily angry” over the controversy at Penn State and that the DOE had a “legal obligation to investigation.” and “If [Penn State] was not forthcoming with criminal activity, there will be a price to pay.”