This morning the social media sites starting lighting up about a campus lockdown at East Carolina because a guy was spotted walking around with a shotgun. Students and families were worried. Prayers were requested and sent. Tensions were high. Police were mobilized. Then they found the guy.

And his umbrella.

WWAY-TV (with emphasis added):

Authorities from three different departments swarmed the East Carolina campus after video from a traffic camera seemed to show a man with a gun near campus. That item turned out to be an umbrella.

Y’know, maybe grainy footage from a traffic camera isn’t the best source for definitively spotting a shotgun? Hey, Joe, where ya goin’ with that ‘brella in yo’ hand?