Halifax District RCMP is reminding parents to have a discussion with their children regarding the proper use of 911 after responding to two 911 calls from a 12-year-old.
Prior to 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, RCMP responded to a 911 call from a 12-year-old who stated their guardian made a salad that they did not like. Before police arrived, the child called 911 again to ask when the RCMP would be arriving and once again expressed their dislike of the salad.
When RCMP arrived it was an opportunity to speak to the child about their salad as well as when it is appropriate to call 911.
"While many can relate to the dislike of a salad at times, this raises a more important issue that warrants discussion at all ages," says Cpl. Dal Hutchinson. "The improper use of 911 is an issue with all age groups and it ties up valuable resources, preventing emergency first responders from dealing with real emergencies."