The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song caused a school lockdown, district-wide, when someone misheard the lyrics.
The entire school district, located in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, imposed a lockdown after an doctor’s office employee called 911. The employee was attempting to contact a student to confirm an appointment when the call was forwarded to voice mail.
As reported by WPXI, the student’s voice mail featured the theme song from the sitcom, which was popular in the 1990s. The line “shooting some b-ball outside of school,” was misheard as “shooting people outside of school.” The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air song prompted the employee to contact authorities.
Ambridge High School, along with all other schools district-wide, were placed on lock down. The 19-year-old, who used the song in her voice mail, was reportedly detained for three hours while officials questioned her and searched through her belongings.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, according to IMDB, was in production from 1990 through 1996. The sitcom starred Will Smith as a teenager send from the inner-city of Philadelphia to live with relatives in the affluent Bel-Air, California. Hilarity ensues as the teen experiences extreme culture shock.
According to AmIRight.com, the lyrics to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air have been misheard often, particularly the line in question. The line “shootin’ some b-ball outside of the school” has reportedly been misheard as “shootin’ some people outside of the school,” “shootin’ some people outside, it was cool,” and “shooting some meatball outside of the school.”
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song caused the school district to lockdown for around 30 minutes. The employee at the doctor’s offices is reportedly “embarassed” about this misunderstanding.