Paradise Valley School District teacher accidentally shares list of students with behavioral issues

Posted at 10:27 PM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 18:27:32-04

The Paradise Valley School District says a list identifying students who potentially have behavioral was accidentally shared with a middle school class.

Teachers at Explorer Middle School were working on a shared document, listing about 20 students who have behavioral issues and several absences.

The district says the list was intended to only be seen by guidance counselors, but one of the teachers accidentally sent it to students in one of her classes.

The teacher reportedly told the kids to shut down their computers while she worked to delete it, but some had already taken note of the names or screenshot pictures.

Concerned parents tell ABC15 they think the school should have notified them of the incident. They also say creating a list based off of speculation isn't fair.

The Paradise Valley School District released a statement regarding the issue:

“Administration at Explorer Middle School have reviewed protocol and best practices with all staff members and are providing additional training to address these issues.” It also adds, “the safety and well-being our of students and staff is our first priority, and PV Schools can assure you that this issue is being taken seriously and that the appropriate steps are being put in place to prevent this from occurring again.”