In Savannah, Georgia, a young boy in the sixth grade presented a hand-written note to members of local law enforcement. It was an apology for a prank phone call that he made to 911. The boy claimed that he made the call because his friends dared him to do it.
Here is a complete transcript of the apology note should the image above be difficult to decipher:
“I am writing a apology letter for what I did last night. Last night I called and said ‘Dezz Nuts.’ I know this was stupid but I was not listening to myself but I knew it was wrong. Please forgive me for what I said. I know there will be more consequences for my actions and I will not complain about it. Again please if you can forgive me if you can. What happened was that me and my friends were talking and I got dared to call you. I wouldn’t get nothing out of it and only get in trouble for it. In the end I got in trouble for it and this a letter for you. I am sorry for what I did and hope that you can forgive me.”
The parents of the child took him to read the letter to the members of the staff at the 911 Call Center. The staff then decided to give the young boy a demonstration about how calls at the center are processed. They also told the young boy that prank calls prevent dispatchers from handling real emergency calls.
According to ABC News, Savannah police Public Information Officer Julian Miller was quoted as saying, “It’s rare that something like that happens; I think it was a great thing. It shows the mother and father getting involved … shows there are consequences for what you do, you have to take responsibility for what you do.”
Miller also stated that the staff were interested in meeting with the boy to turn the incident into a positive experience for the child.
The young sixth grader was grounded by his parents for his misdeed. The police agreed with the parents’ decision and said that would be adequate punishment for the boy’s actions.
Later, the boy’s parents received a phone call that thanked them for their excellent parenting skills.