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Lake Placid residents are are angry over the lack of security on school social media site

Matt Temburello, Lake Placid Central School technology coorinator, explains the Twitter incident to the Board of Education at their March 6 meeting.

Matt Temburello, Lake Placid Central School technology coorinator, explains the Twitter incident to the Board of Education at their March 6 meeting. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— But parents at the meeting, including Wallace, said the incident was unacceptable.

“It doesn't matter that it came from followers outside the school,” Wallace said. “What matters is Dr. Richards implemented a Twitter account to increase communication without the appropriate policies and procedures in place to safeguard our children.”

Wallace went on to say the incident shows Richards’ lack of understanding of social media and the school’s website in general.

“There are many excellent plans out there to manage the social media sites and we should be able to find a good one,” Wallace said.

Other residents called it a simple mistake.

“I don't think it was anything that was purposely done,” resident Tracy Ridenour said. “We get spammed every day on our emails. It was an accident. It was a mistake. It's not something that should be so blown up.”

Temburello said he hopes the situation won’t deter the district from moving forward to utilize social media to increase communication in the district.

“I am by no means a social media expert but it is a great medium for kids who use it all the time. I’d hate to see one incident screwing it up for all the kids,” he said.

Lake Placid technology coordinator, Matt Temburello

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