Dozens of federally-funded books and documents containing families’ personal information were thrown in a dumpster at a elementary school and have been cleared out by school officials.
There were also boxes filled with personal documents, including applications for free and reduced price meals containing financial information.
“Documents that should have been shredded but they have people’s personal information in it piled in the thrash can for everyone to see,” said Will Smith of the board of directors for the Santa Maria-Benita (sic) School District.
Principal Karen Porter said while kids are on break from school crews cleaned out one of the storage rooms that had books dating back to 2003.
She said they may have not realized just what they were throwing out.
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