A former National Football League player at the center of the Miami Dolphins' 2013 bullying controversy made a threatening social media post, causing the closure of a California high school and leading to his reported arrest Friday (Feb. 23).
"The individual we believe responsible for the social media post in question has been detained and our investigation is ongoing.""With these precautions in place, we believe there is no imminent threat to our campuses or our school community".
"Hashtags of "#MiamiDolphins" and "#HarvardWestlake" were included on the image of the shotgun. A former Harvard-Westlake classmate who wished to remain anonymous said they were shocked by the photo, but added that Martin had talked about suicide in the past and has also previously used his social media accounts to post "disturbing" messages. School officials said the image had been attributed to a former student, but did not identify the person.More news: Trump warns of 'phase 2' against N.Korea
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But Albarran noted "there is no direct threat to the school" and the post "is not even a direct threat to the two former students". "We are working closely with law enforcement and will share more information when we are able".
It is unclear what Martin meant by the post.
Authorities at the tony private school weren't going to take any chances, especially since it's only been a days since the shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school left 17 people dead. Incognito was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team and sat out the 2014 season after NFL-appointed investigator Ted Wells released a report detailing the bullying Martin received. After two seasons in Miami, Martin was traded by Miami to San Francisco.
The NFL's investigation also found that teammates threatened to rape Martin's sister, called him a long list of slurs and bullied him for not being "black enough". Numerous more than 1,000 text messages between Incognito and Martin that were released contained lewd descriptions and profane language that could be viewed as part of a friendship.
In 2016, he revealed he tried committing suicide multiple times over feelings he didn't belong in the privileged Los Angeles neighborhood where his family lived.