JACKSON, Miss. (AP) _ The Mississippi Department of Education is asking the Tunica County School District to alert parents and other community members after students’ personal information was posted on the school district’s website.
The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/1HdGQ1U) the state told the district’s superintendent the information included social security numbers, medical and discipline data, Detention/Suspension Roster Summaries, Mississippi Student Information System numbers, disability status and more.
State office says they became aware of the information on the site through complaints from parents.
Superintendent Steve Chandler said the information was thousands of pages of documents, some of which contained confidential information. He says the information was taken down when alerted by the state.
Chandler says the information was posted in response to an audit done by the state during the spring semester.