Damn You Auto Correct of the Day: Two schools in Georgia were on lockdown for two hours today after an autocorrected message sent to the wrong person led police to suspect a shooter may be looking to harm students.
"Gunman be at west hall today," read the text, referencing West Hall middle and high schools.
Tracing the message back to its sender, police quickly learned that autocorrect was to blame for the threat. The unidentified person was merely informing the recipient that they were “gunna” be at the school today.
The word “gunna” was autocorrected to “gunman,” and the text was sent to the wrong person, triggering a call to police.
"While this event caused a great deal of anxiety among students, staff and parents," said Hall Superintendent Will Schofield in a statement, "be assured that we will always err on the side of caution when it comes to the safety of our boys and girls."
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Damn You Auto Correct of the Day: Two schools in Georgia were on lockdown for two hours today after an autocorrected message sent to the wrong person led police to suspect a shooter may be looking to harm students.

"Gunman be at west hall today," read the text, referencing West Hall middle and high schools.

Tracing the message back to its sender, police quickly learned that autocorrect was to blame for the threat. The unidentified person was merely informing the recipient that they were “gunna” be at the school today.

The word “gunna” was autocorrected to “gunman,” and the text was sent to the wrong person, triggering a call to police.

"While this event caused a great deal of anxiety among students, staff and parents," said Hall Superintendent Will Schofield in a statement, "be assured that we will always err on the side of caution when it comes to the safety of our boys and girls."

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