Data on thousands of college students stolen

November 14, 2006

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY State education officials say personal information on thousands of college students is on a laptop computer stolen from Connors State College in Warner. Connors President Donnie Nero says the laptop has been recovered and a Connors State student is under investigation.

Information on the laptop included Social Security numbers and other data on students at Connors and some 22-thousand-500 students who receive Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program _ or OHLAP _ scholarships.

Computer experts haven't been able to determine if the student information was accessed but officials say there is no evidence the information has been used for illegal or malicious activity.

All students who've graduated high school and are qualified for the OHLAP scholarship are encouraged to check their credit and look closely at all bills for any unauthorized charges.

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