An Instagram post by way of former Miami Dolphins participant Jonathan Martin caused a personal Los Angeles house highschool to close down Friday as government labored to grasp the rather cryptic message.
The LA Times experiences police took Martin into custody for wondering Friday.
Harvard-Westlake School knowledgeable scholars it was once final “out of an abundance of caution” in an electronic mail Friday morning, including, “we believe there is no imminent threat to our campuses or our school community.”
Martin, a graduate of the highschool, shared a photograph of a shotgun and a handful of shells on his Instagram tale Friday morning, at the side of the caption, “When you’re a bully victim and a coward, your options are suicide or revenge.”
Martin tagged 4 other folks, together with his former Dolphins teammates Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey within the publish, referencing each the highschool and the Dolphins in textual content covering the picture of the shotgun.
In 2013, Martin accused Incognito and Pouncey of aggressively bullying different gamers within the Dolphins locker room. A next impartial NFL investigation showed their misconduct, and Incognito was once suspended for the rest of the season.
After Martin suffered a again harm and retired from the league in 2015, he disclosed he has dealt with depression and has attempted to kill himself a number of instances. He detailed his battle in a publish on Facebook, pronouncing he was hoping it would lend a hand different suffering youngsters “know that they aren’t alone.”
“You let your demons go, knowing that, perhaps, sharing your story can help some other chubby, goofy, socially isolated, sensitive kid getting bullied in America who feels like no one in the world cares about them,” Martin wrote. “And allow them to know that they aren’t by myself.″