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Error in Buist Academy lottery notification program fixed

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Parents eager to get their children into one of Charleston County School District's magnet schools are breathing a little easier.

Many of them became panicked when they received an email this week informing them that their child was no longer eligible for a lottery position at Buist.

Charleston County district officials say the automated messages were sent in error and children are still eligible for the lottery.

Parents should receive updated emails confirming their child's status.

Buist Academy is a magnet school students across Charleston county can apply and attend. 

Applications for the lottery closed last month.   

Nearly 500 students attend the K through 8th grade school.

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