10/17/2012 09:38 EDT | Updated 12/17/2012 05:12 EST

Calgary Board Of Education Computer Stolen, Contains Info Of 2,000 Students

CALGARY - Parents are being notified after the theft of a Calgary public school board laptop computer containing data on more than 2,000 students.

The Calgary Board of Education says the password-protected computer was taken earlier this month from an employee's car that was not on their property.

The laptop's hard drive contains a variety of data, including students' names, photos, report card results and comments.

The device also has information on parents' names and phone numbers.

School principals have notified half the parents involved.

The board has also contacted police and Alberta's privacy commissioner. (CHQR)

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