SC: Laptops Stolen From Elementary School; Thumb Drive May Contain Sensitive Information
Confidential information may have been stolen from students at an Upstate school. Investigators say someone swiped two laptop computers over Memorial Day weekend. A thumb drive on one of those computers may have contained personal information about students.
The thefts happened at Ravenel Elementary School in Seneca in the Oconee County School District.
A window was popped out, a door was tampered with, and two laptops were missing. That’s what workers at Ravenel Elementary found when they returned to school after Memorial Day, but the Oconee County School District says it’s what may have been on the thumb drive connected to one of those laptops that had them sending out a letter to some parents.
Dr. Michael Thorsland, Assistant Superintendent with the Oconee County School District says, “It’s possible that there were some copies of Medicaid release forms on the thumb drive for approximately 15 students. The only information on the release form would have been parent name, student name, and Medicaid number.”
The school district says there was no personal information on the other laptop that was stolen. The district says Social Security numbers were not on either computer the thieves took.
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