“Shooting some b-ball outside of the school” — one of the many great lines from the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” theme song — sounds A LOT like “Shooting some PEOPLE outside of the school” … a lesson one H.S. in PA learned the hard way after locking down the district in FEAR OF A MASS SHOOTING.
It all went down in Ambridge H.S. Thursday when a medical receptionist called a 19-year-old AHS student to remind him of his upcoming optometrist appointment, but got his “Fresh Prince” themed voicemail instead — according to the Beaver County Times.
The receptionist reportedly misinterpreted the kid”s message — in which he raps a few lines from the song — as a massive threat to GUN DOWN every student in school and she quickly called the cops.
The police — who can”t take mass shooting “threats” lightly — quickly alerted the ENTIRE school district, which went straight into DEFCON 1 mode and locked down, while cops searched for the teen.
The 19-year-old — who was chillin” at school — was swarmed by police and taken into custody to be questioned. After a few minutes of explanations and a careful review of the VM, law enforcement determined he was in fact … singing “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” … and was released.
The district”s superintendent made a statement following the embarrassing mistake, saying “It gave us a wonderful chance to review our emergency procedures.”
Yeah, someone should get that town the DVD box set … or a TV … or the Internet … because it”s freaking everywhere.