Per the LA Times:
He meant to write “Gunna be at West hall this afternoon,” but the autocorrect function on his phone changed the word “Gunna” to “Gunman.”
On top of that, the guy sent the message sent it to the wrong number, so a random person got this text about a ‘gunman’ at the local high school and reported to the police. The school was locked down for two hours until it all got sorted out. I have to wonder what the guy told the police when the tracked him down. Autocorrect doesn’t work in the obvious way so it’s not exactly uncommon to miss when it changes something, but sending it to the wrong number is a pretty bone headed move.
I’m glad to see autocorrect has finally moved beyond helping people bond over bad sexual innuendo and is taking a more active role in trying to get people locked up.
It’s actually pretty entertaining to see what autocorrect comes up with under certain circumstances. It will give a pretty good idea of what our corporate overlords at Apple think of the general population.