Minnesota school district says it's sorry for sending out private student information

It sent out data on more than 9,000 students.
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A Twin Cities school district is apologizing after it mass emailed private information about its students and their families. 

In a statement on Facebook, South Washington County Schools said it "is aware of the release of information ... through a mass email to parents regarding transportation information for the coming school year."

We apologize for this mistake and are addressing the situation," the statement adds. 

The information on more than 9,600 students and their parents was in an attachment to an email sent to families Wednesday about busing information, The South Washington County Bulletin says

The information included names of students, their parents, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and busing information, among other things, WCCO reports.

It's not clear how many people received the attachment.

The South Washington County Bulletin says the release of information raises safety concerns, with at least one parent noting people with protective orders who have kids in the district have now been exposed.

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