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'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' Theme

Mistaken By Adults for


3/3/2013 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Shooting some b-ball outside of the school" -- one of the many great lines from the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" theme song -- sounds A LOT like "Shooting some PEOPLE outside of the school" ... a lesson one H.S. in PA learned the hard way after locking down the district in FEAR OF A MASS SHOOTING.

It all went down in Ambridge H.S. Thursday when a medical receptionist called a 19-year-old AHS student to remind him of his upcoming optometrist appointment, but got his "Fresh Prince" themed voicemail instead -- according to the Beaver County Times.

The receptionist reportedly misinterpreted the kid's message -- in which he raps a few lines from the song -- as a massive threat to GUN DOWN every student in school and she quickly called the cops.

The police -- who can't take mass shooting "threats" lightly -- quickly alerted the ENTIRE school district, which went straight into DEFCON 1 mode and locked down, while cops searched for the teen.

The 19-year-old -- who was chillin' at school -- was swarmed by police and taken into custody to be questioned. After a few minutes of explanations and a careful review of the VM, law enforcement determined he was in fact ... singing "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" ... and was released.

The district's superintendent made a statement following the embarrassing mistake, saying "It gave us a wonderful chance to review our emergency procedures."

Yeah, someone should get that town the DVD box set ... or a TV ... or the Internet ... because it's freaking everywhere.


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He's gonna sue. I'll bet $$ on it.

600 days ago


It's not funny. It's a very sad sign of our times.

600 days ago

Your S&M Girlfriend    

He's 19 years old, still in high school and quoting Will Smith in "Fresh Prince"? Definately a short-buser

600 days ago


Damn...cant listen to good music even on ringtones. Whats next? Getting arrested for listening to some Celine Dion. Oh the humanity! lol

600 days ago


Though at least it was the theme song and not some of Will Smiths later music or any other rapper that may talk about anything "bad" then that would get a lil interesting

600 days ago


This sounds ridiculous, but it isn't the 90s anymore. Sadly, this has become the new reality. I guess it's good they reacted but it's a funny story.

600 days ago


That country ass receptionist. Lol at her.

600 days ago


I made one little voicemail and my school got scared.

600 days ago

judy jetson    


600 days ago

Arcadia Rink    

Harvey/Charles try to get a comment on TMZ LIVE from Will Smith or Quincy Jones. This is a HUGE story!

600 days ago


lol, but mass killers do odd things. i'm glad the receptionist reported it. there are a lot of people who don't do anything and glad this was a false alarm.

600 days ago


Totally out of touch. That song is what...? ....100 years old?

600 days ago


Get out! The police chief urged him to change his voicemail. I think it's a second amendment issue to be able to sing whatever song he wants. He should change optometrists for thinking he missed an appointment and.sang about his plans to shoot people. Not exactly in the profile people! His father is right, they embarrassed him. The police have no right to escalate on a whole school district when he is in his guidance officer's office. Ha! Publicly singing your planned violent rampage from your own identifiable number makes no sense at all. Internet manifestos and threats are anonymous. Kay off watching Homeland marathons. Maybe Will Smith will do a concert at the school - he's from the area! Show the fan some love, Will!

600 days ago


Whoops - not second amendment on guns for receptionists and school principals to shoot on sight any sitcom theme song singing threats! I mean the freedom of speech amendment to sing whatever reasonably non-threatening thing you want on your answering machine.

600 days ago


Must be an old white lady who heard the voicemail.

600 days ago
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