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Calif school district accidentally prints phone sex number on student IDs instead of suicide hotline

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A number for an adult chat line was accidentally printed on ID cards for students at a middle school in California instead of a suicide hotline.

The Lancaster School District, roughly 70 miles north of Los Angeles, apologized for the mishap after realizing the cards were printed with the wrong phone number.

{mosads}Superintendent Michele Bowers issued a letter Monday apologizing for the mistaken ID cards issued to students at New Vista Middle School, according to KABC 7.

“The phone numbers have two digits transposed and this is a mistake,” Bowers wrote. “The number listed on the card is actually a sex line.”

The news outlet reports the mishap was identified after a student called the number on the ID card and heard a sexually explicit message.

While the difference between the two hotline numbers was minimal, it was enough to cause concern among parents.

“I was just kind of flabbergasted. I was very surprised,” Janene Lavelle, a parent of a student at the middle school, told KABC. “I was a little upset, yes.”

School administrators reportedly collected the misprinted ID cards from students on Tuesday. New student ID cards are set to be issued in the near future with the correct resource numbers.

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