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Poor Fresh Prince rap gets student arrested

A school receptionist called 911 after mishearing the lyrics.

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NOW THIS IS a story all about how a student’s life got flipped, turned upside down… because he didn’t rap the Fresh Prince theme tune clearly enough.

The teen’s voicemail greeting triggered a lockdown at his Pennsylvania school after a receptionist misheard his rendition of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song.

While trying to confirm an appointment with 19-year-old Travis Clawson the receptionist thought the message said “shooting people outside of the school.” The line is actually “shooting some b-ball.”

The receptionist called 911. Police arrested Clawson a short time later at Ambridge Area High School in Pennsylvania, but released him once he explained the message.

Acting police Chief James Mann says police acted “appropriately” out of concern for students’ welfare.

Clawson’s family has contacted an attorney.


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