An academy has apologised to parents and pupils after a 16-year-old logged into a school laptop and downloaded pupils' personal data and shared it.
The boy, who attends Ormiston Rivers Academy in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, obtained the details of Year 11 pupils after using a teacher's laptop.
He then shared the personal information among fellow pupils, as reported in the Maldon Standard.
Ormiston Academies Trust said it took "immediate action" to recover the data.
"As soon as the academy became aware, it took immediate action in line with academy policy, containing the breach quickly and…