SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Officers took a University of San Francisco student into custody on Sunday after the student allegedly made threats online, prompting rumors of a shooter on campus.

School officials took to Twitter late Sunday to confirm there was no active shooter on the school’s campus, located at 2130 Fulton St., after a campus-wide alert had been issued.

The alert was issued after a student came forward to express concern about a fellow student’s messages and posts on social media, school officials said.

The university’s Department of Public Safety worked with San Francisco police officers to take the student into custody.

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San Francisco police did not immediately comment on the incident.
 
“We will continue to work with all involved and understand that this is a very difficult situation for our community,” school officials said in a statement.

The school has made clinicians available Monday to provide consultations and mental health support.

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