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'Fresh Prince' lyrics lead to panic, countywide school lockdown

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   March 1, 2013 at 2:09 PM   |   Comments

March 1 (UPI) -- Schools in Pennsylvania's Beaver County were placed on lockdown Thursday after a suspicious threat was reported.

A receptionist from 19-year-old high school student Travis Clawson's optometrist's office left him a message about an upcoming appointment. She was concerned that his voicemail greeting said he was "shooting people outside of the school," so she contacted Ambridge Area High School officials, who then contacted local police.

All schools in the county were locked down for about 20 minutes while authorities located Clawson in his school guidance office. It turned out his voicemail greeting was just his rendition of the theme sung from "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," in which rapper Will Smith says he's "shooting some b-ball outside of the school."

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