WOW! Talk about an OOPSIE DAISY!
But hey! At least we now know the town of Ambridge, Pennsylvania hosts a community full of incredibly fast-moving, vigilant individuals!
Even if they all have somehow been under a rock for the past 20-something years!
Confused?! Allow us to explain:
Apparently, the town's High School had one serious scare earlier in the week after a student's cell phone's voicemail, which featured him rapping a few lines of the now-iconic Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song, was confused by a medical receptionist calling to confirm an optometrist appointment to be a THREAT to shoot down the entire student body…and resulted in a mass lock-down of the district and set police into a FRENZY!
Yes, the poor kid rapping "Shooting some b-ball outside of the school" sounded more like "Shooting some PEOPLE outside of the school," and as the sad reality of such scenarios have proven time and time again, those kind of threats just simply CANNOT be taken lightly anymore!
Of course, we can't imagine how the student in question OR the town's law enforcement must have been feeling when after swarming his location in class and tense interrogation, everyone realized it was not so much a declaration of murder, but simply the smooth, whimsical rhymes of a teenaged Will Smith!
But hey! Like we said, it's pretty impressive to see such fast-acting, effective protocol in place for these kinds of scenarios, and frankly, we're much happier reporting on a miscommunication like this then the terrifying, bone-chilling alternative!
However, we'd like to urge the people of Ambridge to turn on Nick at Nite every once in a while!
Or at least watch the Fresh Prince theme song to get caught up on pop culture references from 1990!
Glad everyone is safe!
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