The Internet is filled with funny websites documenting hilarious misunderstandings in text messages, often due to wacky auto-correction fails. But it wasn't auto-correct that failed this teacher and led to some scary moments for teachers, students and parents.
When your kids and grandkids go to school, you're placing their safety and well-being in the hands of their teachers and staff. And it should come as no surprise that teachers take their students safety very seriously.
But when a teacher at a Harlem high school jokingly texted his wife to rescue him from a boring meeting, things got a little out of hand.
The teacher, who has only been identified as "Eric," was at his school for an all-staff meeting and was apparently bored out of his mind.
That's when he sent his wife a text message saying "Call in a bomb threat." His wife, knowing that he was at school with the entire staff, took him at his word and immediately phoned the New York City Police Department.
But there was another part of the message.