An Indiana boy called 911 after having a tough day at school but fortunately, Lafayette dispatcher, Antonia Bundy, was able to offer a helping hand.
The Lafayette Police Department took to social media to share a bizarre call they received from an elementary school student. As reported by Yahoo, the department wrote in a Twitter post:
When a young child calls to ask for homework help, Antonia didn’t miss a beat.
The boy, whose identity remains unknown, had a math “emergency” and needed help right away.
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
In the recorded audio, he said he “had a really bad day” at school and his math problem was too hard to solve on his own. The exchange went as follows:
Student: “I had a really bad day and…I don’t know.”
Dispatcher: “You had a bad day at school?”
Student: “Yeah, I just came to tell you that.”
Dispatcher: “What happened at school that made you have a bad day?”
Student: “I just have tons of homework.”
Instead of turning the boy away to clear the line to answer a real emergency, Bundy stayed on the phone to help the student.
The boy was having trouble with fractions.
The dispatcher was hailed as a homework hero by the department and people on social media.
This makes my ❤️smile!!! Thank you Antonia, you are a true hero!!!
— BichonMom3 (@BichonMom3) January 26, 2019
I was a latch key kid and it can get lonely. Thanks for helping this guy.
— Chris Fox (@cmfox12) January 28, 2019
This melts my heart, that little boy overcame an obstacle with her help He knows that there are people out there in the world that are willing to help him.Such a wonderful person to help the way she did.The 2 minutes spent helping him will have a lifetime impact on him thank you!
— Mindy reinhardt (@MindyReinhardt) January 28, 2019
Police are trying to connect with the student through his school’s principal. However, he’s not in trouble, reports ABC 7 News.
According to the department, 911 should only be used for true emergency calls but this dispatcher was praised for helping a young boy out and brightening his day.
Watch the video below: