A frustrated boy in Indiana called 911 for help with his homework — and the dispatcher was happy to oblige.
NBC News reports that an unidentified boy called 911 on January 14 after he’d been struggling with his math homework.
“I had a really bad day, ma’am and, I just don’t know. I just came to tell you that,” the child told the dispatcher, identified as Antonia Bundy.
Bundy works for the Lafayette Police Department, which posted a partial audio recording of the 911 to its official Twitter account.
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
The dispatcher took the boy’s concerns seriously, and first asked him why he was having a bad day.
“I just have tons of homework,” the boy reportedly said, complaining that the fractions he was learning in math were “so hard.”
After getting much-needed help with the fractions, the grateful student apologized for calling and thanked the dispatcher.
“I’m sorry for calling you, but I really needed help,” he said.
“We’re here to help,” Bundy responded.
The dispatcher was praised by Lafayette Police Sgt. Matt Gard as a hard worker.
“She’s always very dedicated to what she does,” he told NBC News, noting that he couldn’t remember anyone calling 911 with a homework emergency before.
“I’ve been in law enforcement for 13 years and I don’t know I’ve ever heard of this happening,” he said.
[Feature image: Antonia Bundy/Lafayette Police Department]