Tuesday, February 5, 2019

When you REALLY need help with homework

Antonia Bundy, 23, was on her regular shift at the 911 dispatch center of the Lafayette, Indiana Police Department on January 14. It was a quiet time with no emergency calls, until a young boy (who was never identified) called 911. "Um, can you hear me?" he asked. When Antonia said she could hear him, he confided, "I've had a really bad day." She asked him why, and he explained he had a ton of homework.

He confided he was in 5th grade and was really bad with fractions. Since Antonia likes to help people, she asked if there was a problem she could help with. The boy was having trouble with 3/4 + 1/4, so she patiently walked him through it. Once he understood, he said, "I'm sorry for calling you, but I really needed help." Then he hung up, before she could tell him that next time he should ask his parent or a teacher rather than call 911.

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