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The person photographed carrying what appeared to be a firearm near a high school — a sighting that triggered a lockdown of four Fredericton schools this morning — was actually carrying an umbrella, say city police after they located the man.

"This image is of the umbrella that the man was carrying this morning," the police force said on its Facebook page, after the nearly three-hour lockdown ended Friday.

"As you can see, it has significant resemblance to a weapon."

Police received a report about 9 a.m. AT indicating a teenage boy dressed in dark clothing was carrying a firearm in a gun sock.

Fredericton High School and Priestman Street Elementary School were locked down for precautionary purposes.

The high school typically has a student enrolment of about 1,800. Priestman had a school population of 527 at the start of the current school year.

The lockdowns also affected nearby École Ste-Anne and École des Bâtisseurs in the French school system. No students are at those two schools Friday, but teachers are present.

After the lockdowns ended, Fredericton police released photos of a person they said they would like to speak to about the Friday morning call that led to the lockdowns.

They eventually made contact with the person carrying the umbrella.

During the incident, police had said they were "taking a measured approach to deal with this situation."

"We realize that during incidents like these, the public's worry and concern can be significantly heightened.

"We can assure you that we take these reports very seriously, which is why we have deployed significant resources at this time."

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lol i live there :P We have a store that sells umbrellas that look like samurai swords called Geek sheek. lol people were freaking out and i saw the picture posted on face book and knew right away what it was lol.

So question, why didn't anyone else, including the police, know about this store? Fredricton's not exactly a metropolis.

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lol i live there :P We have a store that sells umbrellas that look like samurai swords called Geek sheek. lol people were freaking out and i saw the picture posted on face book and knew right away what it was lol.

Do you sell fanny packs that look like holstered hand guns? How in the heck are people in general supposed to know if the product is real, or not? This is a serious matter.

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Try getting that on a plane. "It's just an umbrella!" Come on guys, there are some issues here. Why would someone want their umbrella to resemble a weapon? Is it the same reason why some guys drive big trucks or have pit bulls? Is it a fashion statement? Or, is it simply because the guy thinks it's cool, and wants to stand out? There is paranoia, which is a mental illness, and then there is common sense.

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Try getting that on a plane. "It's just an umbrella!" Come on guys, there are some issues here. Why would someone want their umbrella to resemble a weapon? Is it the same reason why some guys drive big trucks or have pit bulls? Is it a fashion statement? Or, is it simply because the guy thinks it's cool, and wants to stand out? There is paranoia, which is a mental illness, and then there is common sense.

If this had a gun-butt as the handle, you might have something there. This is not a gun.

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So question, why didn't anyone else, including the police, know about this store? Fredricton's not exactly a metropolis.

store stopped selling those items about 2 years ago. Basically it was a nerd shop and people liked the thought of a ninja sword looking umbrella. smart? no lol. police were just doing their job. nothing happens much here that's the only reason why there was panic.

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Try getting that on a plane. "It's just an umbrella!" Come on guys, there are some issues here. Why would someone want their umbrella to resemble a weapon? Is it the same reason why some guys drive big trucks or have pit bulls? Is it a fashion statement? Or, is it simply because the guy thinks it's cool, and wants to stand out? There is paranoia, which is a mental illness, and then there is common sense.

Not everyone wants to be generic nor should they have to. In addition not everyone gets big trucks and pits to have an image. By that logic you'd have issue with anyone who doesn't shop at the GAP, drive a Honda Civic, and own a Golden Retriever.

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Not everyone wants to be generic nor should they have to. In addition not everyone gets big trucks and pits to have an image. By that logic you'd have issue with anyone who doesn't shop at the GAP, drive a Honda Civic, and own a Golden Retriever.

There are freedoms, but those freedoms are bound by protections of the the public and coo on sense. Carrying an object that clearly looks like a weapon to a school crosses both boundaries. As for big trucks and pit fighting dogs, perhaps you're right, and it's more to compensate for some other deficiency?

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