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GROTON, CT (WFSB) –

Authorities are investigating after personal information of Groton school employees was released to a person posing as the school superintendent.

Groton Superintendent of Schools Michael Graner told Eyewitness News the district fell victim to a computer hoax, where someone posing as him had requested W2s of employees.

He said the business office unfortunately released the information. 

The superintendent said the school district is working with local police, FBI and “have taken steps to provide credit monitoring for all the affected employees.”

Groton police say the crime is likely a phishing scam. 

An employee told Eyewitness News that district leaders instructed victims to visit credit websites to protect themselves, but said employees will have to pay for the security out of pocket. 

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