The personal identification of teachers and employees of the Killeen Independent School District were exposed on the internet.

Names and Social Security numbers were at some point visible online, according to a June 23 letter sent by James Crow, executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards, recently notifying district employees, as well as other school districts, of the data breach.

The letter said the board immediately began an investigation with the help of a leading computer forensics firm, and took action to secure a computer program and employee information.

The board is offering a free one-year membership of credit monitoring and identity theft protection through Experian.

The letter states the board is taking steps to prevent a data breach from happening again, including a comprehensive review of data security measures currently in place.

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