Officials at Eastern Michigan University violated federal law when they publicly ruled out foul play in the death of a student who actually had been raped and killed in her dormitory room, a U.S. Department of Education (ED) review concluded.

The 18-page federal report said the school's actions violated the Clery Act, which requires colleges and universities to disclose campus security information, the school said in making the report public on July 3, 2007.

The report had been provided a day earlier to the Board of Regents and Eastern Michigan President John A. Fallon III.

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