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


"The individual believed to be responsible for the social media post is being detained, however he is not in police custody", the LAPD spokesperson Tony Im told USA TODAY Sports in an email on Friday night. Out of an 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.

"We have confirmed that he's been located - the suspect, in this case", Sgt.

Martin's post came a week after Nicolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Martin, a graduate of the high school, shared a photo of a shotgun and a handful of shells on his Instagram story Friday morning, along with the caption, "When you're a bully victim and a coward, your options are suicide or revenge".

The Dolphins, Harvard Westlake, the high school he attended before going to Stanford, two agents, Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, and former Dolphins offensive linemen Richie Incognito were all tagged on the photo.

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. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins have not announced any details of Martin's illness.

Per Perez, Martin was trying to check himself into a hospital for treatment when he was detained.

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

Martin was bullied by Dolphins teammates in 2013, according to an independent report commissioned by the NFL.

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

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".

"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. A few months later he revealed in a Facebook post that he attempted suicide multiple times during his National Football League career and struggled socially and emotionally while attending John Thomas Dye and Harvard-Westlake.

Extra patrols will be in place around the Harvard-Westlake campuses Friday, Kuey said.

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