By Deborah Netburn - LOS ANGELES TIMES

Cell Phone's Auto-correct Function Leads to School Lockdown

By KBJR News 1

Cell Phone's Auto-correct Function Leads to School Lockdown

March 1, 2012 Updated Mar 1, 2012 at 9:20 PM CST

A north Georgia high school and middle school went on lockdown after the auto correct function on a student's phone changed the word "gunna" to "gunman," according to media reports.

It was reported that Wednesday morning a student from Lanier Technical College tried to text a friend that he would be at the nearby West Hall high school and middle school in the town of Oakwood, Ga., later in the day.

He meant to write "Gunna be at West hall this afternoon," but the autocorrect function on his phone changed the word "Gunna" to "Gunman."

The situation was further complicated when the texter accidentally sent the text to a wrong number.

The text, which now read "Gunman at West hall," was received by someone identified only as "a member of the West Hall community" by the Gainesville Times.

That person, receiving the disturbing text from an unknown number, reported it to the police. And as soon as the police learned of the text message, they notified West Hall to put both schools in lockdown while they investigated the source of the text.

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