Fairfax Co. Students' Health Records Stolen from Nurse's Car

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    School officials say the health records of 2,000 Fairfax County public school students were stolen from a nurse's car earlier this month.

    Someone broke into the car of a school nurse on July 15 and took her laptop and briefcase containing those records, The Washington Post reports.

    Parents of students at Brookfield Elementary School, Fairfax Villa Elementary School, Navy Elementary School, Lanier Middle School, Rocky Run Middle School, Chantilly High School and Chantilly Academy were notified of the theft Monday.

    Only names, school system identification numbers and medical conditions were listed on the records. No social security numbers, insurance information or home addresses were on the stolen documents.

    Officials say while the school nurse is allowed to have student records in her car and home, she did not secure those files properly.

    Heath officials told The Post the nurse will likely face disciplinary actions.