(9/27/18) A child in Colorado recently called 911 because he needed urgent help. Help with math.
He was under attack by long division and called for help. The 911 dispatcher was caught off guard but tried to help.
Chris Clow, 911 dispatcher: “911, what’s the address of your emergency?”
Child: “Hi, this isn’t an emergency, but I’m 10 years old and I’m working on my math homework right now and I can’t figure out what 71 divided by 3,052 is.”
Chris Clow, 911 dispatcher: “I don’t generally have a calculator ready to go (laughs).”
Fort Collins Police want to remind people that 911 should only be used for real emergencies.
Students can reach out to school resource officers for help with homework.