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Students call police after mistaking square root symbol for gun

Square root symbol mistaken for gun reference

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OBERLIN, La. – A discussion about guns in math class reportedly led to police being called after students at Oberlin High School in Louisiana mistook the square root symbol for a gun drawing.

According to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the school on Feb. 20 to investigate a call about terroristic threats.

Police said: “The student used extremely poor judgment in making the comment, but in light of the actual circumstances, there was clearly no evidence to support criminal charges."

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