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Student's social security numbers posted on AISD campus

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Austin ISD is apologizing after posting the social security numbers of hundreds of students on bulletin boards around Bowie High School campus.

This happened to freshman and sophomores at and the numbers were up for a few days before the mistake was realized and the numbers were taken down.

In a letter to parents, the district says it happened when they posted test rosters for end of course exams last Friday.

Students told FOX 7 it's how they find out where they'll be taking the test. So there were no grades on the roster but the social security number was there next to the name and posted in several spots around campus.

The district says when the clerical error was realized they quickly pulled them and now the rosters only list the name.

Jonathan Anicun is a junior so this didn't happen to him but he realizes how scary it is.

"It's a big deal letting your social security numbers out to the public to see. I mean once someone has that, they basically could get control of your life. They could take your identity from that," Anicun said.

AISD adds that they didn't distribute the information to media or social media. They also say they weren't posted online at all.

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