To prevent fiascos like this, which took place earlier today at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga:
Due to a scheduling error by a staff member in one of our emergency response offices, the test of our system occurred at 12:12 a.m. instead of 12:12 p.m. This was a case of simple human error.
We apologize for the late night interruption.
The test was completed successfully, however, and the test scheduled for this afternoon has been cancelled.
Those of us in the UTC community received this sheepish announcement this morning from Chuck Cantrell, Associate Vice Chancellor, Marketing and Communication.
Had we used the 24-hour clock, the difference between 0012 and 1212 would have been more obvious.