Hundreds of studentsâ€™ confidential records â€” including psychiatric exams and Social Security numbers â€” were dumped on the sidewalk in front of their former Manhattan high school yesterday.
Infuriated parents and kids from the School for the Physical City rushed to the East 25th Street site after learning of the horrific privacy bungle, saying they were terrified about the compromised personal information.
About 15 brown cardboard boxes and clear plastic bins crammed with the studentsâ€™ records were piled high on the sidewalk in front of the former site of the school, along with a locker and several computers.
The records included psychological exams, copies of birth certificates and Social Security cards, and medical records, including many for children with learning disabilities. The records date back to at least 1990.
A nearby Dumpster was also overflowing with records.
The school â€” which has about 100 students in ninth to 12th grades â€” moved from its old East 25th Street location to West 14th Street over the summer, city Department of Education spokeswoman Margie Feinberg said last night.
Read more in the New York Post.