An Air Force Academy officer "pushed a wrong button" and sent an e-mail with sensitive details about on-campus investigations to all 4,400 cadets, school officials confirmed.
The e-mail named 40 cadets who have been punished or are under investigation, along with case details. It also discussed cadets who are being treated for mental health problems. The e-mail was intended to update a select group of commanders.
All cadets were ordered to delete the message.
Col. Marty Coffman did not comment on any possible punishment for the officer but noted that future updates will be hand-delivered.