School shut down after phone corrects 'gunna' to 'gunman' in text
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 photo, seventeen-year-old T.J. Lane is led from Juvenile Court by Sheriff's deputies in Chardon, Ohio, after his arraignment in the shooting of five high school students Monday. Three of the five students wounded in the attacks have since died. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)An American school was put on lockdown when the auto-correction feature on a student’s cell phone changed “gunna” into “gunman,” the Daily Mail has reported.
The text was meant to read “Gunna go to West Hall this afternoon,” referring to the Lanier Technical College in the state of Georgia, but the end result was “Gunman go to West Hall this afternoon."
The school was shut down immediately when the receiver alerted security officials; the school only returned to “normal operating procedure” after the misunderstanding was resolved by noon on Feb. 29.
The United States has been in shock since a Feb. 27 school shooting in Ohio that killed three students.
Auto-correction features in phones are designed to eliminate typos and spelling mistakes.