Boy calls 911 to get help with homework


A 911 emergency call dispatcher is being praised for assisting a young caller who needed help with his homework.

Antonia Bundy, who works for the Lafayette Police Department in Indiana, mid west US, stayed on the phone with a boy who dialled the emergency number to say he “had a really bad day” and had “tons” of homework.

The boy, whose identity is not known, told Ms Bundy that he had maths homework he was struggling with.

Ms Bundy is heard calmly working with the boy as he adds his fractions, in an audio recording posted by the Lafayette Police Department on Twitter on Friday.

Emergency services help boy with homework: 911 police dispatcher Antonia Bundy (pictured) help a young caller with his homework.
911 police dispatcher Antonia Bundy (pictured) help a young caller with his homework. Source: Twitter/Lafayette Police Department

“I’m sorry for calling you, but I really needed help,” the boy said.

“When a young child calls to ask for homework help, Antonia didn’t miss a beat,” the Lafayette Police Department wrote in its Twitter post.

“We get a lot of unusual call requests, but this one kind of stood out,” Lafayette Police Sergeant Matt Gard said.

While the Lafayette Police Department doesn’t recommend dialling 911 for homework help, many people are praising Ms Bundy for her generosity on Twitter.

911 dispatcher helps boy with homework: Ms Bundy helped the boy with his maths homework.
Ms Bundy helped the boy with his maths homework. Source: Getty (file pic)

Police are trying to figure out which school the boy attends so they can connect with him through the school’s principal, according to Sergeant Gard.

“We want to make sure everything is good, and make sure he knows we appreciate him calling,” Sergeant Gard said.

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