Tewksbury students’ private information accidentally released

Parents and families were in for a shock when they discovered that personal student information was accidentally released online. Although it did not list student’s names it did disclose ages and school placement for 83 special needs students who’s out of district placement is subsidized by the Tewksbury school district.
Many said it was easy to identify their child even though the names were not attached since they were listed alphabetically with age and current school name.
The list also included a ranking of the parents on a scale of 1-3, with a 3 indicating a difficult parent.
The principal issued an apology to the families. At least one family has already filed a complaint based on the information violating their privacy.

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