Fresh Prince lockdown: Sitcom theme song mistaken for a school threat

Posted: 1:15 PM, Mar 02, 2013
Updated: 2013-03-02 13:26:01-05

PIX11– One boy’s voicemail caused an entire school district to get “flipped-turned upside down.”

Pennsylvania teenager Travis Clawson is a big Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fan.

Clawson likes the show’s famous theme song so much so that he decided to rap it himself and make it his voicemail greeting.

This week a receptionist at Ambridge Area High School called the 19-year-old to confirm an appointment he had.

When she got his voicemail she thought the teen was up to no good.

The woman mistook the line “shooting some b-ball outside of the school” for “shooting people outside of the school.”

She immediately called police and notified school administrators, putting the entire district into panic mode.

Not only did the high school go into lockdown, but schools all over the county locked their doors because no one knew exactly where the teen was.

When cops found Clawson they him into custody.

While meeting with investigators he explained the real line and meaning behind the voicemail; even playing it for them to hear.

No charges were filed against the teen, but he may take some legal action of his own regarding the incident.