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Employee who accidentally pressed Hawaii panic button is “reassigned”

The person behind Hawaiians’ panicked weekend has a new job. Hawaiians were sent into a panic on Saturday after they received alerts on their phones saying, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” After 30 minutes of fright and tearful goodbyes, a correction was issued. It was later revealed that the message was sent by mistake, thanks to human error. USA Today reports that the person behind the mistake, a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee who worked at the organization for 10 years, has since been reassigned. In a statement, the agency said the employee will work in a capacity that “does not provide access to the warning system” while an investigation is pending. Following the initial panic, officials rushed to tell citizens the message was a false alarm.

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