RCMP are sharing more details about the lockdown at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus for half an hour Thursday morning.
Mounties say police had received reports of a male with an object that appeared to be a handgun.
The campus was searched, but the man was not located.
As a result, the lockdown was lifted and students were told they no longer had to shelter in place.
The police investigation will continue, including a review of surveillance tapes and speaking to witnesses.