Calgary principal apologizes after students' personal information disclosed

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Bill Kaufmann, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:00 AM ET

CALGARY — Accidentally e-mailing the personal information of more than 500 students to hundreds of recipients has led to an apology from a Calgary public school principal.

Jaret Kneller, whose son is set to start Grade 7 classes at Georges P. Vanier junior high school, said he was shocked when an introductory e-mail sent by the school on Monday contained the names, phone numbers, student ID numbers and e-mail addresses of more than 500 of the school's students.

It also contained grade placement, students' homeroom teacher and their primary language at home.

"We received 52 pages of student data,” Kneller said. “It's kind of shocking.”

Kneller's own son Aidan's information is included in the errant e-mail.

"It's kind of disconcerting for parents," he said.

An apology letter e-mailed to families on Tuesday from principal Ross Bushell said the information was sent to all parents of students at the school.


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