Springfield Police and the FBI have both been contacted about a possible criminal investigation into the leak of private student data from the Capitol College Preparatory Academy.
The Springfield school board voted unanimously Monday night to seek an external investigation of the leak… which included student names and standardized test scores.
The vote came after a verbal clash between board president Susan White and vice-president Bill Looby. White accuses Looby of “unethical” conduct and of attempting to “smear” her.
Looby released an e-mail that White sent to District 186 officials seeking some of the same data that was improperly leaked… although White did not request student names.
White says no board member was responsible for the leak… but as many as 200 school district employees had access to the data.