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: Watchdog Report Says CPD Has Taken Few Steps To Fix Problems Records Management In Court Cases
It included names, email addresses, phone and student identification numbers.READ MORE: School Bus Driver Shortage Has Kids Getting To School Late; Companies Point To COVID Vaccine Requirements
The families had all been invited to submit supplemental applications to selective enrollment schools.
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CPS officials are calling the error unacceptable and said the employee who sent the email will be fired.