Tennessee Tech officials can't find flash drive with student information

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Tech officials say the school can't find a flash drive that contains records of nearly a thousand students -- including their Social Security numbers.

The university notified 990 students Monday who live in Capital Quad and Crawford dormitories on the Cookeville campus, saying their personal information could be at risk.

University spokeswoman Monica Greppin says it isn't clear whether the information has fallen into someone's hands.

She says an employee loaded the files onto the flash drive on Jan. 4 as a mailing to students was being prepared.

The employee noticed the drive was missing the next day.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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