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Man confesses to sending cryptic UF text

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - University of Florida officials said a
man has confessed to sending a mysterious message through the
school's emergency text message system.

UF spokesman Steve Orlando told The Gainesville Sun that the
man, a former employee of the university's text messaging service,
told investigators the message was sent by accident.

Thousands of current and former faculty, staff and students
received a text message reading "The monkey got out of the cage"
Tuesday night.

Orlando said it does not appear that university data was
compromised.

Authorities are investigating the incident. The university said
officials are working to determine which agency has jurisdiction
the case.


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