Jun 142012
 
 June 14, 2012  Breaches, Youth & Schools

Paul Crawley reports:

After complaints from several parents, the Fulton County School System admitted on Wednesday that it made a big mistake posting the names of dozens of students on the internet.

Now those names are all over the worldwide web thanks to a controversy over their school.

They are current and former students at the Fulton Science Academy Charter Middle School in Alpharetta.

Fulton County Schools refused to give the school a ten year charter extension this past winter after concerns about how it was being run and how millions of taxpayer dollars were being spent.

Last week the school system released an outside audit which it claimed confirmed those concerns.

The problem is, possibly as many as sixty student names were included in the audit’s supporting documents about overseas trips.

Read more on 11 Alive.

In some ways, this strikes me as a less serious version of what Oklahoma recently did in uploading records that contained identifiable student information, but the Oklahoma situation was much worse.

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