Bullied NFL lineman posts shotgun photo, forces high school to close

The department would not confirm if Martin's post to his Instagram story section caused the shutdown. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Harvard-Westlake School, an elite private school costing $38,000 a year and popular with celebrities, was forced to close its Studio City campus after one of its students highlighted the post as a possible "security threat" on social media, police said.

It's unclear if Martin posted the picture.

"When you're a bully victim and a coward, your options are suicide or revenge", the message read. A post on Martin's Instagram account appears to have shut down a Los Angeles high school on Friday. Martin attended Harvard-Westlake before going to college at Stanford. In the upper right corner, Martin tagged four users, including former Miami Dolphins teammates Mike Pouncey and Richie Incognito. However, none of the previous incidents involved anyone as well-known as Martin, a former second round pick who was involved in a high-profile bullying scandal at the hands of Incognito and Pouncey when the three played for the Dolphins. The school closed amid the threats, with administrators telling students to stay off-campus as a precaution. The Los Angeles Times confirmed that it was because of Martin - a 2008 graduate of the school.

Law enforcement tells TMZ Sports. Martin's story is a sad one and it is apparent the he needs to seek more help which could translate into a legal suit against the National Football League and the Miami Dolphins if he can prove that his problems are linked to the bullying he claims occurred. Martin sat out the remainder of the 2013 season, and Incognito was suspended, and after sitting out the entire 2014 season, Incognito eventually signed with the Buffalo Bills in 2015. Martin eventually left the team and joined the 49ers.

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