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Texas School Needs Lesson on Proper Destruction

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The dumpster behind a Navarro County, Texas school was approximately half full of records containing personal information such as parents’ and doctors’ notes, account information, Texas Workman’s Compensation Claim forms, employees’ names, addresses, social security numbers and medical information, according to a report by Julianne Dodge posted to the website of the Navarro County Times on July 19th.

One document is reported to have had 803 students’ social security numbers, student identification numbers, birth dates, home numbers and parents’ names.

The report does point out the severe price paid by others who have run afoul of Texas’ destruction requirement. It did not mention whether or not an investigation had begun.

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