Glitch puts whole school in detention

SARAH DUNN
Last updated 16:49 10/04/2013
detention text
MIXED MESSAGES: The text message sent out to parents of Waimea College students today, followed by the retraction sent when the school discovered the error.

Relevant offers

Digital Living

Windows 10 uses customers' computers to distribute updates Google fighting French order to apply 'right to be forgotten' outside Europe Reports shows Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to breach US computers Will the Internet of Things listen to your private conversations? Computer coding could join education's 'three Rs' under Labour plan Google apologises after contractor threatens to remove gay bars from search engine Pluto shows public still fascinated by space as Nasa asks US government to restore funding Wellington university students take to social media to warn about crime Online romance seekers targets for international drug cartels New wi-fi service for Porirua CBD

Every student at Waimea College in Nelson is to do detention tomorrow - or so parents were mistakenly told in a text message.

Principal Larry Ching confirmed multiple text messages had been sent to "most if not all" of the 1500 parents on Waimea's text-notification system today notifying that their child was expected to show up for detention after school on Thursday.

"We have 1500 students who theoretically are on detention but in actual fact very few of them are," he said.

The college later sent out an apology and correction.

Ad Feedback

- The Nelson Mail

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content