Bullied NFL player's shotgun pic on Instagram causes high school closure

Instagram story by Jonathan Martin who spent three seasons in the NFL prompts his alma mater to shut down Friday

A former National Football League player who attended a prestigious private high school in Los Angeles was detained by police Friday in connection with a social media post that prompted the closure of the school due to security concerns, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the matter. Harvard-Westlake High School in California is the school Martin attended, and the school announced today that it was closing for the day.

A Los Angeles Police spokesperson said an individual whose social media post prompted the school to close had been apprehended, but did not comment on their identity. The Wells report also mentioned that Martin contemplated suicide on two occasions, in January and May of 2013. In 2013, he accused then-Dolphins teammate Richie Incognito of bullying, leading to Incognito's suspension.

Martin's threatening post comes just nine days after a tragic shooting at a high school in Parkland, FL that took the lives of 17 people.

Harvard-Westlake closed its Studio City campus Friday due to a possible security threat posted on social media, authorities confirmed.

Martin's account is verified, but private.

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The Instagram post included a photo of an assault rifle with the hashtags of both Harvard-Westlake and the Miami Dolphins.

The Carolina Panthers claimed Martin, the Dolphins' 2012 second-round pick, off waivers in March, but Martin retired before training camp opened in 2015, citing a back injury.

He ultimately quit the team and debated giving up on his career, feeling such psychological duress that he said he twice considered committing suicide.

That said, this draws some major concern to the mental health of Martin as it has been several years since this entire ordeal was sorted out.

Martin, who is biracial, also spoke out in 2016 about his struggles with suicidal thoughts, admitting that he had struggled with his identity when he and his parents moved to a wealthier area in Los Angeles area. "It takes away your self-confidence, your self-worth, your sanity".

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