The Lancaster School District in northern Los Angeles County said New Vista Middle School intended to print a suicide prevention hotline number on the IDs but mixed up two digits, resulting in a sex hotline number which was printed instead.
„The number listed on the card is actually a sex line,” the district said in a statement. All student Ids will be collected and replaced with new others having the correct number printed. The Lancaster School District, roughly 70 miles north of Los Angeles, apologized for the mishap. The mishap was identified after a student called the number on the ID card and heard a sexually explicit message. "I was just kind of flabbergasted. I was very surprised," Janene Lavelle, a parent of a student told media. She posted an image of the ID card on Facebook and received a message saying the post "goes against our community standard on adult sexual solicitation."
The owner of the sex line number was kind enough to have all calls on that number forwarded to the suicide prevention hotline. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people in suicidal crisis or distress.Their number is 1-800-273-8255.