Ex-NFL lineman Jonathan Martin detained by police after social media post

Former NFL player's social media post prompts closure of California school

Though authorities said that no direct threat was made, the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the threat and working with the school's security team.

Martin posted a chilling photo to his private social media account on Thursday, in which he hinted at shooting up Harvard-Westlake, where he attended high school. The hashtags "HarvardWestlake and #MiamiDolphins were added to the gun".

It is unclear what Martin meant by the post.

"Very late last night, we were made aware of a disturbing social media post that mentioned Harvard-Westlake by name", read a message from the school's president, Richard B. Commons.

Police Sgt. Frank Albarran told the Los Angeles Daily News that the post which led to the closure included wording and imagery similar to the one on the Instagram post, though Albarran did not name the person taken into custody. "He's not a threat anymore". "With these precautions in place, we believe there is no imminent threat to our campuses or our school community". Martin also tagged two people who attended Harvard-Westlake when he did.

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.

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.

The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

Martin was famously involved with the Miami Dolphins' bullying scandal in 2013 when he accused Richie Incognito and other teammates of bullying and harassment.

Martin was a second round draft pick and landed at the Dolphins from Stanford University in 2012. The Patriots defeated the Dolphins 23-16.

Sources linked to the investigation into the former National Football League player's photo told TMZ that the LAPD considered it a "serious threat", especially in light of the February 14 Parkland, Florida high school shooting where 17 people were killed. San Francisco defeated Washington, 17-13.

Martin retired in 2015 after he was released by the Panthers before the season. An NFL investigation found that Martin was indeed being harassed.

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