L.A. schools shared names of students who recovered from COVID

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LOS ANGELES (KNX) - The names of Los Angeles Unified School District students who recovered from COVID-19 was reportedly shared with some parents via email.

LA Parent Union tweeted about the incident, writing “@LASchools mistakenly shared names of hundreds of students that had recently recovered from #COVID - they should not be trusted to run a healthcare operation.”

The emails – which according to the screenshots appeared to have been sent out on Monday - reportedly shared names of students who will have to go back to COVID-19 testing as their grace period is ending.

“Los Angeles Unified learned yesterday from our information system vendor Microsoft that it had inadvertently sent emails containing COVID-19 test result information to a limited number of unauthorized people, including other Los Angeles Unified parents,” the district said in a statement to California Policy Center.

“Microsoft has informed us that the problem resulted from a programming error, and Microsoft assures us that the problem has been corrected. We continue to monitor this situation closely.”

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