Ohio school scares hundreds of parents with accidental phone calls

Parents are questioning the way the school district handled the situation

(CNN) – More than 100 parents rushed to a school in Akron, Ohio after receiving robocalls that their children weren’t in class.

Turns out, the automated message was incorrect.

But the misinformation sent parents into a flurry, with many even calling 911.

The robocall that raised the blood pressure of so many revere parents stated: “our revere middle records show that your child (first name) is reported absent today, (delivery date.)”

Worried parents swarmed the school, looking for their kids.

Many others called the middle school, causing the phone system to crash, and a few, in a panic, called 911.

District spokesperson, Jennifer Reece, said the robocall was a big mistake, and within a half hour a second robocall went out, telling parents their kids were in school.

Reece explained an employee meant to program robocalls to parents of a few kids that didn’t show up, but accidentally sent the message to all of them.

Parents are relieved it was an error but some are still questioning the way the district handled the robocall gone wrong.

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