A South Carolina Woman Thought A College Shooting April Fools' Prank Was A Good Idea

04.01.14 4 years ago 4 Comments
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Most April Fool’s Day pranks are only funny to the person pulling them off, but as long as they don’t hurt people or cause property damage, they’re no big deal, right? The really truly stupid pranks, though, are those that people not only don’t laugh at, but contemplate what could be going through that person’s head to even consider something so painfully idiotic. A nominee and strong frontrunner for today’s “What the F*CK were You Thinking?” April Fools’ Day prank goes to 54-year old Angela Timmons of Spartanburg, South Carolina, as she apparently thought that texting her daughter that there was a shooting on the campus of Virginia College was just the best and funniest idea in the world.

Guess who didn’t think it was funny… that’s right, her daughter. Guess who else didn’t think it was funny… that’s right, the police officers that showed up thinking they had a shooter on the loose.

According to Ivey, the message said the woman was hiding in a bathroom and heard gunshots.

He said the daughter called 911 and deputies swarmed the college. Sheriff Chuck Wright said as he was headed to the scene he was prepared to find a serious situation.

“I’m thinking Columbine High School, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech,” he said.

But as deputies responded, the daughter called back after getting another message from her mom, who said it was an April Fools’ joke, according to Ivey.

Wright said he was thankful it was a joke but was very disappointed at the woman’s bad choice. He said no one would think it was a funny joke.

“Text someone and tell them their tire’s flat, that’s funny,” Wright said. “We’re talking about death. It’s real. The people of Sandy Hook, when they see this online they’re not going to think it’s very funny. I don’t think it’s very funny.” (Via WPTV)

Don’t worry, sheriff, nobody thinks it’s funny. Maybe a few a-holes out there, but all in all I’d say the general response to this is…

Not cool

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