6 year old boy places numerous 9-1-1 calls to police

United States
June 11, 2011 7:21pm CST
a 6 year old boy together with his friends places numerous 9-1-1 calls to police got into trouble after he made bogus 911 call the police was able to track it down the call then an officer went inside the apratment the officer had a serious talk about crank call on 911 they could tiedup the 911 system when somebody needs help these kids used their cell phone to make a bougus 911 call his mother didn't who were they calling. i think this mother made wrong decision by buying his 6yr old son with a cell phone parents think twice before buying your kid a cell phone
11 responses
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
12 Jun 11
6 years old do not need cell phones. This 6 year old should have been made to do some volunteer work some where and pay for all the time he used to mess with the 911 people. Even 6 yar olds can pick up trash or wash dishes or help serve meals.
@ritzz07 (791)
• India
12 Jun 11
hi i realy dont think that 6yrs need cellphones........parent should be punished becouse police were in trouble boz of his prank......
• India
12 Jun 11
i thing that goy use for fun but it's gone in wrong way . 6 age goys are don't know the that problems .parents are beware like the problems
• United States
12 Jun 11
hi there in my mind i think it's the parents fault the kids were doing something they shouldn't of been doing and they should of been watched more carefully and not all kids are responsible enough to carry a cell phone they should be taught the responsibility of a cell phone and understand what does happen when they call 911 and when to call 911 i think that about sums it up but that's just my train of thought
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
12 Jun 11
For me really so that's the high tech technology many disadvantage of it rather than counting the advantage.
• Philippines
12 Jun 11
Reminds me of the fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf". Parents should really think about buying their kids cellphones because things like these could happen. If they really want to buy their kids one because of emergencies, they should educate them first and instill to them that using cellphones for prank calls is a big NO.
• Philippines
12 Jun 11
hmmn, that was just a boy being totally a boy...the mother shouldn't have given him a phone in that very young age, you don't leave a 6 year old alone, right? So, why the need for a phone?
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
12 Jun 11
This is definitely a lesson fr parents- I agree, parents should monitor who their children are calling, since they can easily make prank calls. No one should do this at all, since emergency calls should only be used for real emergencies..
@picjim (3003)
• India
12 Jun 11
It is a grave mistake to have allowed a six year old the use of a cell phone.The kid was misusing and wasting precious time of the law enforcement authorities.I read that these crank calls and hoax calls waste the time of police and other authorities who could have made better use of their time and energy for those more in need of their services.Its best we deny or delay giving the use of cell phone to kids till they pass high school.
• United States
12 Jun 11
Wow a very costly prank. I don't really feel that a six year old needs a phone at all. Not sure what type of emergency a six year old can have if really should not be on the streets on his/her own so not a wise decision for me to make if I had a six year old.
• United States
12 Jun 11
I am not a fan of cell phones at all. I don't like the fact that someone can contact me at anytime whenever they want (rude I know, sorry). I've also heard things that the government can listen in and blah blah blah. To the main point. No six year old needs a cell phone. I really don't think anyone who doesn't drive, work, or need one for purposes like those is in need of one. And if the kid walks home and spends a few hours home alone, then buy one that can only call certain numbers and the parents SHOULD be responsible enough to go over the rules and etiquette with them. But this is the 21st century and I think most of us went to public school and we can see how much "good" parenting there actually is.