Lanier Technical College in lockdown after mobile phone autocorrects 'gunna go to school' to 'GUNMAN' in text
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The autocorrect function for texting can often be a very useful tool when you're writing in a rush, but caused a scary situation for one school today.
A lockdown was issued on a middle and high school on Wednesday after a student sent a text saying: ‘Gunman go to West Hall this afternoon’.
It turned out the student at Lanier Technical College in Oakwood, Georgia, had actually meant to write ‘Gunna go to West Hall this afternoon’.
T.J. Lane, 17, allegedly killed Demetrius Hewlin, 16, Russell King Jr, 17, and Daniel Parmertor, 16, with a .22-calibre pistol in the cafeteria.
In Georgia, the pupil sent a text to an unidentified person at 11:30am on Wednesday, who then told police, reported the Gainesville Times.
Authorities found the student, who said the auto-correct function on their phone had sent out the incorrect message - and to the wrong number.
Scare: West Hall came out of lockdown on Wednesday at 1:45pm and went back to 'normal operating procedure', reported the Gainesville Times
Ohio shooting: T.J. Lane, 17, allegedly killed Demetrius Hewlin, 16, Russell King Jr, 17, and Daniel Parmertor, 16, with a .22-calibre pistol in the cafeteria on Monday
West Hall came out of lockdown on Wednesday at 1:45pm and went back to ‘normal operating procedure’, reported the Gainesville Times.