Student unaware he’d caused
After a description of the man scraped from surveillance video was publicized, a student told school officials he might be the person police were looking for.
“Realizing there was no intent on his part to excite or mislead people, he came forward,” said Sgt. Brian Carr.
Halton region police now confirm the “long tubular object” seen by a professor and eight other students was a black metal tripod stand used to hold a microphone. It was property of
At no time did the student act “in a foolish manner in order to lead others to believe he was carrying a firearm,” police said. He also didn’t speak inappropriately in any way to suggest he had a weapon.
Students were confined to their school and a nearby residence for three hours Feb. 8 while police conducted a thorough search. One person, who seemed to match the man’s description, was arrested and subsequently released during that time.