Virginia Tech seeks to block $55,000 fine

A runner with a balloon marked in remembrance of Virginia Tech shooting victim Leslie Sherman, talks to other runners prior to the start of a 3.2 mile run in honor of the 32 victims of the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech on the campus of the school in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, April 16, 2009. The run marked the start of the second anniversary activities. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

December 7, 2011 7:54:06 AM PST
An Education Department official is telling an administrative hearing that Virginia Tech had an obligation to let the community know about shootings on campus so people could take precautions.