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800 Student Files Left in Dumpster

800 Student Files Left in Dumpster



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A bunch of student files that were destined for a shredder instead wound up inside a dumpster at Provo's Centennial Middle School.

Red-faced school officials say the 800 files should have been destroyed, not left around for anyone to see.

Officials say the information was confidential but didn't amount to a security breach -- the files contained no social security numbers.

Instead, they contained teachers' notes on student absences.

The file tabs named the students and their home addresses.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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