Students' Personal Information Exposed

By: Jacquie Slater Email
By: Jacquie Slater Email

Parents in Wakulla County are worried after the social security numbers of thousands of students were accidentally made public.

Superintendent David Miller sent the letter to the parents of more than 2400 students in grades four through ten whose information was accidentally posted on line.

The glitch was found when a parent searched their child's name and found their FCAT scores and social security number available on a public site.

Miller said the School Board immediately launched an investigation.
Within seventy two hours the file had been removed and the threat assessed.

The letter, sent out on November seventh, said officials don't believe the information was accessed by people looking to steal identities. Still, Miller recommends parents watch for anything unusual that may point to inappropriate use of their child's personal information.

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