School Psychologist's Student Records Accidentally Posted Online

SALEM, Mass. -- A school psychologist's records detailing students' confidential information and personal struggles were accidentally posted to the school system's Web site and were publicly available for at least four months.

A reporter for The Salem News discovered the records last week and alerted school officials, the newspaper said in a story Friday.

To protect students' privacy, the newspaper said it withheld publishing the story until the documents were removed from the Internet, which occurred Wednesday.

The psychological profiles, some dating back more than a decade, contained children's full names, birthdays and, in many instances, IQ scores and grades, the newspaper said. Some reports detailed information about depression, drug use, and physical or sexual abuse.

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