CHICAGO (CBS) — Officials with Chicago Public Schools are apologizing for what they said is a data breach exposing private information belonging to thousands of CPS families.
The officials said an employee emailed private student information to more than 3,700 families.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Some Severe Storms For Northwest Indiana Sunday Afternoon, Severe Storms Still Expected Sunday Night
It included names, email addresses, phone and student identification numbers.READ MORE: Woman Killed, 12-Year-Old And Infant In Critical Condition After Hit-And-Run Crash
The families had all been invited to submit supplemental applications to selective enrollment schools.
They were told that their information was compromised.MORE NEWS: Fifth Person Dies After Mass Shooting At House In Englewood
CPS officials are calling the error unacceptable and said the employee who sent the email will be fired.