Rumor of threat at Saint Mary's College 'false,' police say

An aerial view of Saint Mary's College after rumors circulated of a threat on campus, which police dispelled. (KTVU News)

The Moraga Police Department dispelled a rumor of an alleged threat directed at Saint Mary's College on Thursday. 

The department sent out a nixle alert around 2:05 p.m. saying the rumor was false and the Moraga campus was safe. 

"There is a rumor of a threat at St. Mary's College. This is false...Moraga Police are on campus and all is well," the department said. 

According to a message from the college, the rumor started after a social media post from a person showing a photo of the college then a separate photo of a firearm.

Officers were later able to identify the person who created the post and determined the photos were not connected or intended to be a threat. 

An investigation into the incident led officers to the person who created the post. Officers determined that the photos were not connected to or intended to be a threat. 

"Although the investigation into the social media post is continuing, at this point, officers do not believe there is any danger or threat to the St. Mary’s College campus nor to any students or staff as a result of this social media post or from the person who created the post," the department said in a news release.