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'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' Theme

Mistaken By Adults for

MASS SHOOTING THREAT

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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61.

Lorcoinc    

HOW WILD, I live right across the River from Ambridge, PA...my Mom used to teach at that High School!

509 days ago
62.

Mrugowsky    

Will Smith's always been a straight up gangsta.

509 days ago
63.

Jennyfrenzy     

Wow. What an idiot.

509 days ago
64.

Kelly    

19 years old and chilling at school?? Fresh Prince voicemail? ? That dude is no threat!

509 days ago
65.

cobrazombie    

Man, that show was dope.

508 days ago
66.

ohreally    

****ing... morons. I feel like I'm living in the movie Idiocracy.

508 days ago
67.

Stitch    

I swear some people are going overboard with the whole damn thing by taking something as innocent as a song & turning it into mass hysteria. Why didn't they look up the words online?

508 days ago
68.

Yanni    

This is one of the dumbest things I've seen yet when it comes to gun violence...how does this happen?!?! people really need to take a chill pill about guns, us a citizens NEED guns just in case our democracy fails and our president becomes a tyrant... you can never be too sure... If us as a people have no protection for ourselves, than who says the government can't just barge into homes without warrants to do so...JUST a thought...

508 days ago
69.

emostompa    

This is the school that I go to. The kid kind of mumbles when he talks. We went into Code Red for about thirty minutes. It wasn't just our school that went in to lockdown, either. I'm pretty sure that there were other schools outside of the district that also went into Code Red. We have metal detectors and teachers that check our bags in the morning. It's sad and extremely messed up that they arrested him.

507 days ago
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james    

WHO THE FAK DOESN'T KNOW THIS THEME SONG? LOL!.

247 days ago
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