On Monday, Sept. 16 around 8:45 a.m. a University of Calgary investigation was prompted after an individual was spotted on campus with what appeared to be a rifle.* After emergency response procedures took place, U of C students are lashing back about the poor communication and mysterious information throughout the incident. After police investigation, the rifle was found to be a paper mache replica and the investigation concluded. Even so, students aren't happy with what went down and are taking to the internet to share their anger.\nOn Monday morning, the University tweeted the following message around 9 a.m. “Campus Security and CPS are responding to reports of possibly suspicious individual(s) seen on campus this morning.” The Calgary Police tweeted a similar message at 8:38 a.m.\nLater, the University tweeted urging students to report anything suspicious they see. This vague and ominous message was the last before an update from both U of C and the police that the investigation had concluded and that there was no threat to anyone on campus.\nAs it turned out, the suspicious individual was carrying a paper mâché rifle, according to City News. Though it is certainly a relief that there was not, in fact, a shooter on campus, students and faculty members are extremely upset with how the terrifying incident was handled.\nHere's a screenshot of the all notifications we received in our campus emergency app ... pic.twitter.com/eq3J7YYpH6— Shawn Loo 🏳️🌈 (@SEG_Loo) September 16, 2019\nThe University of Calgary has an emergency app specifically designed to notify students and staff of situations like these. Countless students were responding to the University's tweets asking for updates as they had reportedly received zero notifications on their apps.\nIn addition, many students on campus heard about the incident for the first time on the news.* Students are collectively enraged by the emergency procedures that were demonstrated today and they're taking to the internet to share their disappointment.\nWhy was there no notification through the UofC emergency app? There was no communication to my colleagues and I who were on campus.— Jessy Bokvist (@Salmomics) September 16, 2019\nAs we said, zero notifications were reportedly received by students.\nloved seeing assault riffles @CalgaryPolice while students come visit our clubs week tables, without any context or communication. good thing we have an emergency broadcast system (in this case twitter??) to ensure we don’t create mass fear on campus 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/dXEDyD84AI— Sean (@meagatronn) September 16, 2019\nCalgary Police even responded to some of the disgruntled students and faculty on Twitter to explain why they didn't notify the student body. Even so, students weren't satisfied with the rebuttal.\nsometimes circumstances warrant such a police response but do not warrant causing mass panic using emergency communication channels.— Cst. Mark Smith (@CstSmith) September 16, 2019\ndude seeing ASSAULT RIFFLES caused panic.— Sean (@meagatronn) September 16, 2019\nAs more students shared their anger that the app didn't do its job, some responded saying they didn't even know about the app in the first place.\nNo one even told me there was an emergency app.— Kim Kim (@AnxietyFriesKim) September 16, 2019\nThough students didn't get any notifications during the incident, it seems they did receive a notification when it had been resolved.\nI got a popup notification that it was all over after the fact, so... pic.twitter.com/aZYkotLq76— Chris Patrick Carolan 🇨🇦 🏴 (@cpcwrites) September 16, 2019\nAfter the fact. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/9UcUyvFvr3— Jason Hampton (@jasonChampton) September 16, 2019\nThe University of Calgary declined to comment on the situation apart from what they've already stated on their school's official Twitter. Narcity has reached out to the Calgary Police and we will update this story when we receive a response.\nStudents were forced to physically request updates while they heard about the news coverage and buzz surrounding a potential danger to their safety without any tangible information.\nDisappointed with how today's emergency response was handled, U of C students aren't stoked on the emergency app that was set in place to notify them in these scenarios.\n*Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article called the incident a "lockdown", it has been confirmed that it was an "investigation".\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.