8News Investigates: Schools Release Student’s Personal Info

Parents of children at Hopkins Road and Salem Church Road Elementary Schools say their kids came home with sensitive data belonging to other students and they now want to know who has access to their kid’s private data.

An 8News investigation found 130 students at the two schools brought home information forms filled with personal identifying details such as social security numbers and birth dates, even birth certificate numbers, and the sensitive data didn’t even belong to the very young children entrusted with carrying them home.

“That kind of made it worse that I opened up my kids backpack and found some other kids Social Security Number and birth certificate number,” says concerned parent Kasey Tross. “I had to wonder where was my daughter’s information and who had it and what would they do with it?”

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