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Penn State Won’t Fight $2.4M Fine for Lax Crime Reporting in Sandusky Case

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State's president says the university won't fight a $2.4 million fine stemming from a five-year federal investigation spurred by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's arrest on child sex abuse charges.

President Eric Barron said Friday that Penn State will pay the record fine even though it disagrees with some of the U.S. Department of Education's findings.

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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after a hearing on May 2, 2016. Gene J. Puskar / AP

An investigative report this month showed Penn State failed to comply with various aspects of the 1990 campus crime reporting law known as the Clery Act.

Related: Penn State Fined Record $2.4 Million in Jerry Sandusky Case

The report said Penn State failed to warn people about potential threats and led athletes to believe rules didn't apply to them.

Barron says Penn State has beefed up training and wants to set a new standard for compliance. Sandusky is serving a 30-to-60-year prison sentence.

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