Ex-NFL Player In Custody After Instagram Post Prompts High School Closure

Feb 26, 2018, 02:05
Ex-NFL Player In Custody After Instagram Post Prompts High School Closure

The post from Martin, who has struggled with mental health issues after a 2013 bullying scandal that shook the National Football League, showed a shotgun and referred by name to the private Harvard-Westlake prep school in Los Angeles that he once attended.

Fans and sports journalist who follow Martin on Instagram saw his post and shared the image on Twitter, which some believe may have been how police were initially alerted. "The school's private security team is working with the Los Angeles Police Department, which is present on both campuses".

In response to the posting and the potential threat being made, Harvard-Westlake was shut down for the day in an effort to protect the students and staff.

The image included the message,"When you're a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge" which also included the hashtags #HarvardWestlake and #MiamiDolphins.

Albarran said they were notified of the Instagram post Thursday night, which was made by a student who attended the school about a decade or so ago.

"Your job leads you to attempt to kill yourself on multiple occasions, " Martin wrote on Facebook, reports ESPN. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins have not announced any details of Martin's illness.

"I don't think people were really that anxious being there", junior Nikki Smith, who waited at school with other bus riders, said.

Former Stanford and 49ers offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was detained by police earlier Friday after a recent social media post of his displayed a rifle, ammunition and names of former teammates in the NFL. "At no point did I feel greatly concerned about my safety or the safety of others because of the precautions that Harvard-Westlake takes for all of us".

Mr Martin was involved in a bullying incident during his second and final season with the Dolphins in 2013. "Neither black nor white people accept you because they don't understand you".

Jonathan Martin, 28, who spent two years at the Miami Dolphins, was taken into custody in Los Angeles but was not arrested.

TheChronicle reported that the post prompted the athletic department at Harvard-Westlake to reexamine its approach to monitoring the wellbeing of student athletes.

Last evening, we learned of an Internet post that mentions Harvard-Westlake by name.

This a developing story which we will update on a continuous basis.