LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Police dispatchers are trained to deal with a number of situations, and a dispatcher in Indiana had to know her numbers when a boy called 911 seeking help with his homework.
Lafayette Police dispatcher Antonia Bundy answered the call from the boy, who said he had "a bad day at school." It seemed the boy had "tons of homework" before the dispatcher narrowed down that he was having trouble with fractions.
An audio recording of the call posted on Twitter shows how the dispatcher helped the child solve the equation: three-fourths plus one-fourth. She had him take out a piece of paper to figure out the answer: one.
The boy thanked the dispatcher and apologized for calling 911.
Police say they don't recommend calling 911 for homework help.
Our dispatchers never know what the next call might be.They train for many emergency situations, homework help is not one they plan for. We don't recommend 911 for homework help but this dispatcher helped a young boy out and brightened his day.@PoliceOne @apbweb @wlfi @WTHRcom pic.twitter.com/w3qCYfJP7O
— LafayetteINPolice (@LafayetteINPD) January 25, 2019