Published: Sat, February 24, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Former NFLer Jonathan Martin taken into custody after school threat

Former NFLer Jonathan Martin taken into custody after school threat

Martin also named Harvard-Westlake, where he attended high school in Los Angeles. Law enforcement confirmed to Eyewitness News that former Niner Jonathan Martin was detained in Southern California Friday morning, and he is being questioned by Los Angeles Police Department detectives.

Harvard-Westlake School closed both its campuses.

Martin had kept mostly out of the spotlight prior to this Instagram post, which shut down his former high school amid tense times.

Martin, who was bullied by fellow offensive lineman Richie Incognito when the two were teammates in 2013, posted a photo of a shotgun and he tagged Incognito as well as another former teammate, Mike Pouncey.

The decision to close the campus Friday was made by school officials, not police, Kuey said. The Instagram is private but is verified, confirming its authenticity. Harvard-Westlake closed both of its campuses on Friday as a precautionary. Frank Albarran told the Los Angeles Daily News he does not believe the threat to the school was "credible".

In 2013, Martin left the Dolphins mid-season after claiming he was bullied by other players.

Martin spent three seasons in the National Football League, playing for the Dolphins before leaving the team in October 2013. "Neither black nor white people accept you because they don't understand you".

This frightening event comes on the heels of the February 14 massacre at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High when 17 students and staffers were gunned down inside the school by a former student.

Last week, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrested a 17-year-old student and his older brother after a school resource deputy says he overheard the student threatening to "shoot up" El Camino High School in Whittier.

The former student, who is now an adult, made no direct threat against the school, Kuey said.

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