What happens when you cross a paranoid population with lousy auto-correct? A surprise police lock-down of your school of course! At least that’s what happened last year in a school in Georgia (the State not the country) when a student there had the bad luck of sending a message which read ‘gunman be at west hall today’ to the wrong person.
What he meant was ‘gunna‘ which must be an American spelling of ‘gonna‘.
What happened was that an alert was raised and the school put under lock-down until further police investigation traced the source of the message.
Luckily for the student, the police believed his story and he did not end up in Guantanamo. The incident was merely described by police as ‘a combination of odd circumstances‘.
Let it be a lesson to us all on the perils of auto-correct.