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Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: IceFox on April 10, 2006, 12:45:36 pm
http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/04/10/call.death.ap/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/04/10/call.death.ap/index.html)


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DETROIT, Michigan (AP) -- A lawyer said he plans a lawsuit over the death of a woman whose young son called 911 to report she had collapsed, only to be told he shouldn't be playing on the phone.

Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: Scilla on April 10, 2006, 02:05:15 pm
OMG I saw this and wanted to cry my eyes out.. its bull. I dont get why they didnt believe him ? Did he have to be hystarical?
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: ssj4gogita4 on April 10, 2006, 03:03:54 pm
Reminds me of that commercial with that girl calling 911. "Help my mom stopped breathing".

Perhaps the boy wasn't "screaming" or "crying" when he was calling 911. Maybe that's why they didnt take him seriously (as well as being 6)
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: Rocko on April 10, 2006, 04:37:37 pm
This is very sad. And to think... this is all because some idiot thought he was playing.
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: bub1028 on April 10, 2006, 05:35:17 pm
That's retarded.  Bull.  Guy who answered freaking sucks.
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: Chrono on April 10, 2006, 05:55:04 pm
That's terrible, that guy should be fired and sent to jail.
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: ti89titanium on April 10, 2006, 06:06:40 pm
He should be sent to prison. Much worse. Don't just sue the state. The boy lost his mother!
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: ssj4gogita4 on April 10, 2006, 09:19:12 pm
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That's terrible, that guy should be fired and sent to jail.
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Sent to jail for that? Maybe fired...but not sent to jail.
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: IZ on April 10, 2006, 09:21:07 pm
The sad part is that the police not showing up isn't all that uncommon in Detroit. =/
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: ssj4gogita4 on April 10, 2006, 09:47:19 pm
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The sad part is that the police not showing up isn't all that uncommon in Detroit. =/
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When I was around...11...my younger bro and I prank called 911 and the first call had the police at our house. Whatever happened to those days? X_X
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: SizzlinSean on April 10, 2006, 10:02:17 pm
I heard this on the radio this morning. It was disgusting.  The kid was in obvious distress (though not hysterical). The fact that she WOULD be alive right now if somebody competant had answered the phone just disgusts me. I almost think she should be sent to jail.
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: VulturEMaN on April 10, 2006, 11:03:05 pm
ummm...yea....what is there to debate about?!
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: CloneTrooperX on April 11, 2006, 02:09:37 am
That's really sad. I wonder why she didn't take it so seriously.
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: garyfan on April 11, 2006, 03:56:33 am
OMG...that is terriably sad! That poor child! The 911 people didn't believe him? Shame on them! OMG I feel so bad for that kid. XD
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: CloneTrooperX on April 11, 2006, 04:16:20 am
That operator did. Not the whole 911 service.
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: spongebobnet on April 11, 2006, 02:18:35 pm
ummm i once called 911
i'm aaa baaaddd girll seriosly.still the police man didn't find out it was me :p
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: ssj4gogita4 on April 11, 2006, 04:15:22 pm
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ummm i once called 911
i'm aaa baaaddd girll seriosly.still the police man didn't find out it was me :p
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Fascinating.

They really need to make a rule about going out on the first prank call...no matter what.
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: IZ on April 11, 2006, 08:23:35 pm
Everyone seems to be saying how sad it is the operator didn't respond, but think of it this way; isn't it even worse that so many people prank call 911 that they have to judge whether it's real or not?
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: IceFox on April 11, 2006, 10:48:39 pm
No, it isn't. They need to be safe w/ it, and just dispatch. An ambulance really only requires 3-4 people on it.
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: Rachy on April 12, 2006, 01:34:19 am
I think that what happened is really sad.  For a 6 year old to have to go through that is horrible, but you have to remember that emergency services get loads of prank calls, and obviously something about this call made them think it was just another prank.

I'm not saying that what they did is ok, but think about how terrible the operator must feel now?  They were just trying to do their job and not waste people‚Äôs time, and they made a mistake...now someone is dead because of them. I don't think the operator would be too pleased about having to carry that thought around for the rest of their life.  
Somewhere, something went wrong, mistakes were made and people will have to pay the consequences for those mistakes, no doubt.  I don't think that the operator deserves to be sent to prison for something like this.  I think knowing that someone died because of you is a big enough punishment.
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: carterhawk on April 12, 2006, 01:46:26 am
http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/...n-calls-CR.html (http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/0411teen-calls-CR.html)
This is where you need to do some punishing. Cut down on the prank calls in the first place. Broadcast a live flogging of this wench to the schools, put the fear in children!
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: CloneTrooperX on April 12, 2006, 03:01:31 am
That's really stupid. Even the consequences aren't bothering her.
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: spongebobnet on April 12, 2006, 01:00:25 pm
i just called because as soon as i was done dialing those numbers i'd hang up,but it was too late.
still my mom nevr fund out it was me or did she... :surprise:
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: DiE HaRrD PuNk on April 12, 2006, 04:47:49 pm
Kids should be taught in school striclty and promptly over and over that IT'S NOT A TOY! EMERGENCY ONLY! and that operater should have taken him seriously. Most little kids wouldnt know about death like that unless they saw it happeneing. and calls that hangup after being called should be checked out. somone could be pushing 911 on their cell cuase they are being raped or sometihng and they cant talk. or they are in a robbery. those calls should be checked out immeadiatly.
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: Rachy on April 13, 2006, 07:27:45 pm
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Kids should be taught in school striclty and promptly over and over that IT'S NOT A TOY! EMERGENCY ONLY! and that operater should have taken him seriously. Most little kids wouldnt know about death like that unless they saw it happeneing. and calls that hangup after being called should be checked out. somone could be pushing 911 on their cell cuase they are being raped or sometihng and they cant talk. or they are in a robbery. those calls should be checked out immeadiatly.
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I agree with you, Garygirl. There are lots of situations I can think of that you would need help in but couldn't talk.
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: Sb129 on April 13, 2006, 09:18:31 pm
Nice... :glare:
The funny thing is the operator still has her FREAKIN' job! :mad:
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: DiE HaRrD PuNk on April 14, 2006, 05:41:44 pm
thank you rachy..my name is Rachel..anywayz she should have been fired, thats not right. im sure she didnt even care either, her motto probably was " accidents happen" or "dont cry over spilt milk". now a little six year old has to grow up thinking its his fault his mother died because he was a kid and they wouldnt take him seriously. he has to carry that with him all his life. i wouldnt be able to, thats for sure.
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: Thomas on April 24, 2006, 12:51:42 am
Prank phone calls are for morons with nothing better to do. :p
Title: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: DiE HaRrD PuNk on May 25, 2006, 03:57:28 pm
hey!!^^ thats not always true!
Title: Re: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: Wormy Lives#33; on June 14, 2006, 06:06:04 pm
I mean, really. If that kid were to be "playing on the phone," he would have said "My mommy just turned into a banana," or something crazy like that. That woman should be fired.
Title: Re: 911 Scolds Kid for 'Playing on the Phone'
Post by: VulturEMaN on July 04, 2006, 11:40:16 am
Not that old. And still hot news for some reason. I just heard the other day, on the radio, that this lady finally got sacked.

And btw, after she was, they played the 911 tape on my local news, and it was pitiful. This lady just made an early stereotype that kids are stupid. She was like "Honey get off the phone before your momma gets mad" and stuff like that. It made me so pissed off. He was saying what was wrong with her, and this stupid lady couldn't remember what her job was. gdgdgd...burn her at the stake.