Wichita Student Private Information Online

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Many Wichita parents are angry after learning their children's names, ages, addresses and phone numbers are listed on an internet web site.

When a friend called Gabriel Grebenik about the site he quickly did a search.

"I found both their names with the address and phone number," said Grebenik.

Dozens of Wichita school students are listed.

Word spread quickly as parents called other parents.

We tracked it down to the Wichita school district. The website is used to make maps and give directions. A spokesperson for the district says in the fall the Instructional Support Center made the list and the maps so teachers and staff could go door to door welcoming the students back. But the CEO of Community Walk says the district forgot to set the program to private, thus making all the information public.

Community Walk is working closely with the Wichita School District to get the names removed from the site. USD 259 says it didn't put the names on the site publicly intentionally, and it is doing everything it can to correct the problem.

If your child's name is on the site, the school district wants you to inform your child's principal to get it removed.


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