Ex-NFL player in custody after gun photo threatens former teammates, school

Threat on Social Media Prompts Harvard-Westlake to Close Studio City Campus Friday

- Harvard Westlake High School closed Friday as a precaution. "Out of abundance of caution, and because the safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority, we made the decision to close school today".

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.

Martin was in southern California when he was detained pending further investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crimes Division.

FILE - In this October 27, 2013 file photo, Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin sits on the bench in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in Foxborough, Mass.

Martin's post came a week after Nicolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The post also included the words "When you're a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge". The LAPD is said to be treating this threat very seriously. The Dolphins selected Martin in the second round in 2012.

Martin has been taken into police custody, according to multiple reports.

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

In 2013, Martin originally made headlines after publicly accusing teammate Richie Incognito of bullying him both on and off the field.

Martin referred to his "white private school conditioning" as a reason he tolerated verbal abuse, according to a 2014 report issued in the wake of the National Football League bullying scandal.

Midway through the 2013 season, Martin left the Dolphins to seek counseling, and Incognito was suspended "for conduct detrimental to the team" as a result of alleged racial slurs and threats of violence against Martin. He also detailed previous struggles with football, saying he didn't fit in at Harvard-Westlake.

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

Martin revealed on social media in 2015 that he had attempted suicide several times.

"You learn to tone down your size and blackness by becoming shy, introverted, friendly, so you won't scare the little rich white kids or their parents", Martin wrote.

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

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