Jan 302010
 
 January 30, 2010  Youth & Schools

Tonia Moxley reports:

Wait until I tell your mom and dad what you did this weekend.

That’s the message Virginia Tech students younger than 21 were contemplating this week following notice of a new university policy.

Bowing to parental requests, Tech officials decided to exercise a provision of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act that allows the university to notify parents when students are disciplined for alcohol and drug-related infractions — even on a first offense.

The new policy became effective earlier this month, and students were notified by campus e-mail Jan. 22.

Read more in The Roanoke Times.

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