Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Commercial airline pilot Chesley Sullenberger III, who was hailed as a hero for his heroic landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, had his elementary and junior high school records and IQ scores accidentally released by his childhood school district.
As per the records, Sullenberger, was a straight-A student as a schoolboy in Denison, Texas, with a 99th percentile in every academic category, and with an IQ that qualified him for the 'genius society' Mensa when he was just 12 years old.
But the official records were never meant for public knowledge, and the Denison school district is now trying to recover the confidential documents.
"I don't know how that got out of the district," Fox News quoted Cavin Boettger, Denison High School's principal, as saying.
"That was an accident that was not intended to be released," he stated.
Boettger said that his district keeps all records in secure storage, so even 50 years after the fact they still had the facts on file.
"We have to keep every transcript of every student ever," he said.
The records became public when they were scanned along with a childhood photo that was pasted to the transcript.
"It was just a scan to get the photo, and then somehow that got out," he explained.
"We're gonna try to find out who released that and who it was released to and how we could retrieve it," he added. (ANI)