Springfield Police say the distribution of documents containing confidential student data from District 186 does not appear to constitute a crime, but may instead reflect violations of district policies and procedures. However, Sangamon County State's Attorney John Milhiser says he is still reviewing the report and hasn't decided if charges are warranted.
The SPD has released its official report, where it says the unredacted document of student names and test scores from the Capital College Preparatory Academy was initially given to a member of the district’s community budget review committee… who was authorized to have it. That version was not released publicly, but a copy with the student names redacted was turned over to a State Journal-Register reporter.
The police report indicates that confidential data was not improperly released… but says some district employees may have violated policy by generating the report and then trying to cover up that fact.
[So far, District 186 has not had an official comment on the police findings or whether any employees violated district policies.]