Wow. A bit on edge?
The Times Online in Beaver, Pa., explains what happened. A receptionist from a doctor’s office called to remind student Travis Clawson about an upcoming appointment. Clawson didn’t pick up, so the call went to voice mail.
The receptionist heard what sounded like a threat about “shooting” and “school” on Clawson’s outgoing message. Apparently, the message was intended to quote a lyric from the Will Smith sitcom’s theme song that goes, “And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school.” It’s unclear if the receptionist misheard Clawson’s message or if the student altered the lyrics.
The receptionist notified police, who notified school officials, who instituted a lockdown on every school in the county. After 20 frantic minutes, authorities located Clawson in the high school’s guidance counselor’s office.
Talk about over-reaction…, what’s next, a false alarm tornado alert in the middle of winter?!
That’s funny Duke. My cellphone also had the test warning. Odd. At first I was worried I had a worm or virus. But alas no.
Back to topic, we are getting pretty weenie as a society. At McLane, a couple of boys (friends) were given a suspension for throwing snowballs. Really??
On tonight’s news I saw a story about a grade school kid that was booted for biting his pop tart into the shape of a gun. The school district had no comment.