UNK Disappointed With Agency's $65K in Fines
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - Officials at the University of Nebraska at Kearney say they're disappointed about $65,000 in fines over its previous record keeping of crime statistics. University spokeswoman Kelly Bartling said Monday the fines are connected to a random review in 2010 by the U.S. Department of Education. The department noted a lack of geographical breakdown of incidents in UNK's statistics. The school was also cited for not properly distributing its security report to prospective employees and graduate students. A third issue involved the school inaccurately reporting a burglary as a larceny. UNK filed a response in 2011 to resolve the issues. The department imposed the fines in July. Bartling says school officials are "disappointed" with the "nature" of the fines. A message Monday for a department regional office was not immediately returned.