Auto-correct mishap shuts down two schools
"Gunna" changed to "gunman," hilarity of a sort ensues
TechLife | 01 Mar 2012 :
The auto-correct feature has struck again, this time prompting two North Georgia schools to go on lockdown after a student's text message was changed and then mistakenly sent to the wrong number.
According to the Gainesville Times, the student texted a message that was meant to read "gunna be at west hall today." However, the auto-correct feature on the smartphone changed "gunna" to "gunman," so the text read "gunman be at west hall today."
The surprised recipient reported the troubling text to police, who notified the West Hall middle and high schools to go into lockdown while they investigated. Police eventually traced the text to a student, who explained the whole situation.
"It was a combination of odd circumstances," Sergeant Stephen Wilbanks of the Hall County Sheriff's Office told the paper. "We want to emphasise that the recipient did the right thing in reporting the message."
IDG News Service