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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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I'm stuck on there being a high school student who's 19. I was in my third year of college at 19... Maybe Worry less about his voicemail and more on the education system.

597 days ago


ARE YOU F'N SERIOUS!!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!? WHAT THE **** IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S A GOD DAMN SONG!!!!! QUIT HATING ON EVERYTHING AND BLAMING EVERYTHING ON YOUR TERRIBLE ****ING PARENTING! Jesus Christ! We always have to blame something or someone for **** that happens. You wanna change the world and change how people act, change yourself and realize not everything is pushing shooting people or doing the dumb **** that the sick people of this country do. Idiot hick newspaper...I sware...I bet they are part of Westboro Baptist Church...

597 days ago


That's a morbid reaction to a momentary impression. Settle down.

597 days ago


at least she is being careful lol. she is REALLY out of the loop tho

597 days ago


Since when is it odd to be a 19 yr old senior? It's common actually. A lot are held back because of their birthdays. Pricks, some of you are.

597 days ago


United States of the Paranoid.

597 days ago


all this talk about Wills clean Music i do recall him rapping about killing Aliens on MIB

597 days ago

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

19yr old and still in school... lol. I got my GED at 16 then got my HS at 17. WTF???

597 days ago


I was seconds away from recording myself singing Britney Spears "Toxic" as my voice mail when I saw this story. Ole girl doesn't need a Hazmat team showing up at the office. Close call. Very close call. Thank you TMZ.

597 days ago

Eddie Daley    

This country has become the U.S.F.: The United States of Fear...

597 days ago


As a parent of a student in AASD and a public school educator. I feel that the police handle the situation perfectly. Stopping to investigate could have gotten a lot of students and teachers killed had it been real. Thankfully it was just a rap song but in today's world you can't take the chance that it is real!! Thank you to all those who did the right thing here.

597 days ago


I am in that school district. It wasn't a few minutes - the kid was interrogated for 9 hours. Yeah - he should sue.

597 days ago

Shah Boogey    

The dumbest thing i ever read in news paper today... That lady should be suspended an forced to watch all fresh prince shows..

597 days ago

spreading truth    

i'm embarrassed for our country. There really is no hope for it at this point. i offer up this and a 5 yo nibbling on a cookie to make mountains and it being mistaken for him eating it into a gun and being possibly expelled as proof. its really too late for us. soon it will be illegal to go out because the gov cant guarantee our safety

597 days ago


What a huge waste of resources!

597 days ago
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