Boy apologizes for prank 911 call
The dispatchers accepted his handwritten note, and during a tour of the dispatch center they showed him how prank calls put the public at risk
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Dispatchers accepted a sixth-grade student’s handwritten, hand-delivered note apologizing for a prank call.
The boy said he called the Savannah-Chatham County 911 Center on a dare from friends. When his parents found out, they ordered him to write an apology and drove him to the dispatch center to read it out loud to staff, Savannah Morning News reports.
“I know this was stupid but I was not listening to myself, but I knew it was wrong,” he wrote in part. “Please forgive me for what I said. I know there will be consequences … I will not complain about them.”
The 911 staff accepted his apology and took him and his parents on a tour of the facility, showing them how the system works and how prank calls put the public at risk and interfere with responses to real calls.
Lt. Jeff Olson later called the boy’s parents to thank them.
“Things like this prove that we do make a difference,” he said. “One person at a time.”