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Just after 8AM on Saturday, January 13th, 2018; an employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency had just come to work. He was supposed to initiate an internal test of the emergency missile warning system. Instead, he activated a live warning which sent a message to the 1.4 million citizens of Hawaii at 8:07 AM. The message was “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”

It was learned that the employee had two options. Option one was a test and option two was a warning. He inappropriately chose warning, causing mass panic and distress. And to make matters worse, this alert stayed active for 38 minutes.

It was reported that parents were coaxing their children to climb into manholes to save their life. Others were seen running through the streets. Many were huddling in closets, crying and in mass hysteria. People were calling loved ones saying their goodbyes.

After 38 minutes of this mass hysteria and panic, the Emergency Management Agency sent another message stating that this was a mistake, there was no missile in bound to Hawaii. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency stated that they have suspended all internal testing until an investigation is completed.

It is unknown if the employee will be terminated or disciplined.

Copyright © January 16, 2018; The Lantern & Shield Times LLC.


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Joseph Lee is an entrepreneur who owns a “Christ Centered” business as well as he is involved in Marketplace Evangelism & Discipleship. He most recently graduated from Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity with a Masters in Christian Ministry. His focus was Pastoral Ministries. He will continue to work as a co-vocational pastor/businessman in the corporate world. In previous professions, Joseph was in law enforcement and was almost killed in the line of duty. It was then that he realized that God had spared his life and he was being called into the ministry. Joseph has also been involved in a music ministry and co-produced his solo album called “Shield of Faith” which is offered on iTunes. He also has a diverse background in acting and has appeared in a major motion picture as well as on several television shows on the Discovery Channel. God has changed his life in a way that he is on fire for Christ and shares the Gospel with all who are lost without hope. It is only through his faith in God and Christ that he is pursuing co-vocational ministry in the marketplace. Joseph is the Managing Partner, an Editor, and a Contributor for The Lantern & Shield Times for Faith and other news stories.

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