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    Default "Fresh Prince" Rap Prompts School Lockdown

    Now this is a story all about how a high school student's life got turned upside down. But it was all just a bad rap.

    The teen's voicemail greeting triggered a lockdown at his Pennsylvania school after a receptionist misheard his rendition of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" theme song.

    While trying to confirm an appointment with 19-year-old Travis Clawson, the receptionist thought the message said "shooting people outside of the school." The line is actually "shooting some b-ball," a reference to basketball.

    The receptionist called 911 and Economy police arrested Clawson a short time later at Ambridge Area High School, but released him once he explained the message.

    Acting police Chief James Mann says police acted "appropriately" out of concern for students' welfare.

    Clawson's family has contacted an attorney.

    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/...ridge-schools/
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    Parents just don't understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Parents just don't understand.

    And, apparently a receptionist doesn't either!

    The sky is falling, the sky is falling, run to the hills, drama queens are attacking planet earth!!!


    Fucking stupid!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Halen View Post
    And, apparently a receptionist doesn't either!

    The sky is falling, the sky is falling, run to the hills, drama queens are attacking planet earth!!!


    Fucking stupid!!!

    HH<----someone at the links should call the police, I'm about to go, "shoot the shit" with some buddies of mine. Hopefully, "talking" won't get me 20 plus in cell block 5.------------------------
    It's sad that we will have drones flying everywhere and people will be fine with that.

    But let some kid bring a toy gun to school or rap and everybody goes nuts.

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    Do you think the shit-for-brains receptionist could have called the number back a few times just to be sure she heard what she heard?? Nope, just overreact and call 911. I'm willing to bet a couple of listens would have worked because "B-ball" and "school" aren't really that close. This is so stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    It's sad that we will have drones flying everywhere and people will be fine with that.

    But let some kid bring a toy gun to school or rap and everybody goes nuts.
    Our priorities are really back asswards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Our priorities are really back asswards.
    generations are being brainwashed into needing government nannies...
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    Sounds like an honest mistake. I have a bigger issue with the family contacting a lawyer. Seems the default position in America to everything is to sue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    Sounds like an honest mistake. I have a bigger issue with the family contacting a lawyer. Seems the default position in America to everything is to sue.
    Mike, if your kid was arrested for saying "I'm outside shooting baskets", you wouldn't be upset?

    This isn't detained or questioned, this is arrested. Big difference, unless the article is not correct or I read it wrong, both of which are always a possibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Mike, if your kid was arrested for saying "I'm outside shooting baskets", you wouldn't be upset?

    This isn't detained or questioned, this is arrested. Big difference, unless the article is not correct or I read it wrong, both of which are always a possibility.
    The article says his voicemail triggered the call to the cops. I'm guessing the cops heard the voice mail and still arrested the "kid". Why am I thinking there's more to this story?

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    Seems an honest mistake to me. The receptionist might be a little dense, but it might be time to reassess what's considered an overreaction. We've lost a lot of kids to senselessness the past few months.

    The cops should've just questioned the kid first, but can you really blame her for making the call based on what she thought she heard? If you miss the word "b-ball," what's left probably sounds alarming to anyone outside a certain age range who has never heard the rap. I kinda get it.

 

 

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