'Fresh Prince' rap triggers Pa. lockdown

Posted: March 02, 2013

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

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

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

The receptionist called 911, and Economy police arrested Clawson a short time later at Ambridge Area High School. They released him once he explained the message. Acting Police Chief James Mann said police acted "appropriately" out of concern for students' welfare. Clawson's family has contacted an attorney. - AP

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