An honest attempt to help students has turned rather…spirited.

Students from New Vista Middle School were sure in for some lively conversation when they attempted to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline listed on the back of their school IDs.

While suicide is not a joking matter, and neither is seeking guidance, the simple mistake of a single switched digit wreaking so much havoc is slightly amusing

The mistake was first identified by an eighth-grade student at the school, who called the number with her friends when they were bored. While they may have been gearing up for a silly prank call, what they didn’t realize was they would be the ones getting punked today.

The recordings from the sex line were as racy as you would assume. The speaker on the other end would refer to the caller as “hot stuff”, making moaning noises while speaking in an erotic tone.

Of course, parents were not very amused about the situation. The student’s mother. Janene Lavelle, posted to Facebook to alert other parents about the mistake.

To be fair, Janene did admit the blunder has a “humorous undertone” but the issue remained that if a child required the services of the number, they shouldn’t be redirected to a sex line.

Others on the internet disagreed. Reddit, in particular, was very supportive of the idea. “Whatever gets the job done I guess” was u/Zarld’s take, while u/MistakeNot heralded the school for “finally taking sex education serious.”

Unfortunately, Lancaster School District doesn’t share the sentiment and recalled the IDs the next day. They also issued a statement explaining how two digits were transposed, erroneously leading to the sex line. Students will be getting new IDs, this time with the correct number.

The correct number is 1-800-273-8255. Sorry, but we don’t have the sex line number for you. It’s in there somewhere.

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