and all shooting some b-ball outside of the school", they think of this:
But, if you are a receptionist at an optometrists office you have special training to understand the hidden message that someone is going to shoot up a school. See, you don't have that training so you think it sounds crazy.
In Ambridge, Pennsylvania this scenario actually played out. It seems the receptionist at the optometrists office called a patient to remind him of an upcoming appointment. Hearing those lyrics on the patients voicemail, she took her super secret receptionist training and went into gear.
She called police to report that he was threatening to shoot up the school on his voicemail. Schools in the area were put on full lockdown while police looked for the patient, a high school student. Where did they find him?
Chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool - in the guidance counselors office. And that's where officers stormed in, put him on the ground and took him into custody.
After police investigated the student, they listened to his voicemail and determined it was the lyrics from the song (I wonder how many sang along) so the student was released.
District Attorney Anthony Berosh said authorities decided not to charge Clawson in the incident (as if they had any charge they could file). However, Mann said he urged Clawson’s parents to have him change the message. Even though the situation turned out to be a mistake, Mann said, “I believe everyone acted appropriately. Our first concern is the safety of kids.”
Yup. This is the world we live in.