MO: After school closes its doors, personal student records remain inside, unprotected
Monica Evans reports:
Former students and parents want to know why student records with personal information are sitting inside an abandoned school at 77th and Wyandotte in Kansas City, Mo.
The former Bingham Junior High School building closed in 2001, but an anonymous source gave FOX 4 a box of files containing student names, social security numbers, birth certificates and medical records. Some of the files are for students that attended the school, but other files are contain information on students who were in a program operated by the Kansas City, Mo. School District.
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Update May 19: The district removed the files and shredded them within 48 hours of notification by the news station. Of course, that doesn’t explain why and how this happened and continued for so long.