I read this article and then I decided to google. This is what I found:
Question: Should such umbrellas be banned?
Imagine you see one of these. What would you say? Imagine someone carrying this umbrella gets on the bus, enters a school or a restaurant.
What if a police officer shot someone like this guy in this picture?
His body language is obvious (removing a weapon,ready to use it). Is the police officer expected to “know” it’s an umbrella?!
I’d like to read your thoughts on this.
Schools locked down over possible gun sighting that turned out to be an umbrella
CBC News Posted: Oct 16, 2015 10:00 AM AT Last Updated: Oct 16, 2015 2:39 PM AT
“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.