Belton ISD duped into releasing personal data

BELTON, Texas (AP) — Employees of a Central Texas school district were fooled by an email scam into releasing personal information for approximately 1,700 current and former district workers.

Belton school officials say the district’s business office received an email that appeared to be from Superintendent Susan Kincannon asking for IRS W-2 forms, which show the amount of taxes withheld from an employee.

The forms were forwarded Friday before the district realized Kincannon had never made the request. Employees whose personal information was released were told Tuesday.

Belton police, the IRS and FBI were notified of the breach.

The Temple Daily Telegram reports two district employees responsible for the breach have resigned.

Kincannon expressed her regret for the incident in an email to those whose data was compromised. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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