A Gainesville high school student who apparently flunked Texting 101 caused a school lockdown yesterday. The West Hall student intended to peck out "gunna be at west hall today," but his cell phone's automatic spelling correction feature changed "gunna" to "gunman" in a text message that the student accidentally sent to a wrong number, reports the Gainesville Times.
The concerned recipient of the "gunman be at west hall" message called the police, who ordered a campus lockdown before tracing the message to its sender and determining there was no threat. "It was a combination of odd circumstances," a police spokesman says. "We want to emphasize that the recipient did the right thing in reporting the message." (Read more SMS stories.)