Phone error panics hundreds of Nevis parents

Hundreds of parents in Nevis got a scare when the school district sent an erroneous message that their kids weren’t in class. More than 500 parents got the call from the district reporting the unexcused absences. The call was meant for parents of only two students. Officials say a glitch in the phone notification system caused the error.
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Hundreds of parents in Nevis got a scare when the school district sent an erroneous message that their kids weren’t in class. More than 500 parents got the call from the district reporting the unexcused absences. The call was meant for parents of only two students. Officials say a glitch in the phone notification system caused the error.

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