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University unenrolls all students by mistake

Published On: Nov 13 2013 10:27:35 AM CST
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Oops.

A University in Germany mistakenly sent an email to all 37,000 of its students on Sunday telling them they had been unenrolled.

The Wikipedia page for the Dresden University of Technology was quickly altered to say it had no students, German newspaper The Local reported.

The email read:

"Your logins will be locked in twelve days. This is happening because you have been unenrolled as a student, your contract is up or your guest logins are no longer valid. Please ensure you have saved any information that may be contained within these logins."

Obviously, many students were quite upset, deluging the school with emails and voice messages demanding answers.

"I thought I had done something wrong," 19 year-old media student Beatrix Augustin told Spiegel Online.

The university later apologized and acknowledged the email was sent in error to 48,000 people -- both students and staff members.

Human error while managing a software program which collates staff and student data was to blame, university spokeswoman Kim-Astrid Magister said.

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