From Tulsa World:
The Commission for Teacher Preparation is notifying individuals that one of its computer servers containing client Social Security numbers had been stolen but was recovered.
The server contained the names of teacher candidates who tested for licensure and certification from 1999 through 2007, said Ted Gillispie, commission executive director.
The server had been decommissioned and was in storage when it was stolen, Gillispie said. The server had been kept as a backup in case the agency’s new server went down, he said.
Investigators indicated that the server had not been accessed since March 27, 2007, the final day it was used by the agency, Gillispie said.
“We feel that we would err on the side of caution by notifying those possibly affected,” he said.
The Commission for Teacher Preparation is notifying people by e-mail, press release and through its Web site, the agency said.
Oklahoma City Police Department Capt. Pat Byrne, supervisor of the criminal intelligence unit, said the computer server was one of two computers recovered April 20 at a residence as part of pornography investigation.
The state computer is part of an ongoing criminal investigation and will eventually be returned to the agency, Byrne said.