An independent report says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment when handling the case of a former swimmer's suicide.
The report released Friday says the Columbia campus should have investigated 20 year old Sasha Menu Courey's 2011 death after her parents raised questions about the events leading to her suicide. Menu Courey alleged she had been sexually assaulted by as many as three football players 16 months before she died.
School officials have previously said they didn't act sooner because neither Menu Courey nor her parents sought a police investigation and didn't respond to a later request for information.
The case has been referred to Columbia police.
The winter storm that's expected to blow through Missouri is already causing some schools to cancel classes for Tuesday. That includes the University of Missouri main campus in Columbia.
Monday evening, University officials announced the "full closure of the MU campus." Only university employees who are "situationally critical" should report for work.
Forecasters are predicting up to 8-inches of snowfall in the Columbia, Missouri area. Gary Ward, interim vice chancellor for administrative services says university officials were concerned because students, faculty and staff would be traveling to and from campus during the heaviest snowfall.
Ward says university administrators will decide by 8:00 p.m. Tuesday whether its safe enough to reopen on Wedensday.