Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that the Education Department will investigate Michigan State University after the conviction of Larry Nassar, its former disgraced sports medicine doctor.
The Education Department announced it will investigate Michigan State while the school is still embroiled in protests and demands for its board of trustees to resign, reported The Washington Post.
“The crimes for which Dr. Nassar has been convicted are unimaginable,” said DeVos in a statement obtained by WaPo. “The bravery shown by the survivors has been remarkable. My heart goes out to them as they have had to relive their horrific experiences and as they begin the long road to healing.”
DeVos explained that Michigan State will be investigated for its handling of the Nassar case with respect to Title IX, a sex discrimination law.
Lou Anna Simon, Michigan State’s former president, resigned in late January amid allegations that she had improperly handled the Nassar investigation, according to CNN. Michigan State stated that its administrators did not believe Nassar had sexually abused students until newspaper reports in summer 2016.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Michigan State for comment, but received none in time for press.
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