Herefordshire Council has angered masses of parents within its catchment area, after a computer problem -- or a man in charge of a computer problem -- saw acceptance emails wrongly sent to parents who'd applied for places at schools.
The council explained: "Due to a computer error, parents waiting for an offer at a local secondary school may have received an e-mail today offering a place. Please note that this may not be accurate and has been sent in error whilst testing the school admissions system."
Sounds like the IT man in charge of setting up the bulk email system tested it a bit too thoroughly.
"We apologise for any inconvenience caused and ask that this e-mail is ignored; formal offers will be sent in March 2016," the council spokesperson added, at least reassuring parents that someone in charge of their children's education knows about how to use the semicolon, even if their IT skills might be lacking. [Herefordshire Council via The Register]