This just sends shivers right down your spine.
The main storyline in the U.S. the past few weeks has been gun control, after a high school shooting in Florida claimed the lives of 17 innocent victims. Since then, the debate has raged on as to what should be changed to prevent this issue in the future.
Mental wellness is certainly a priority in a topic like this, and former Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin's extremely disturbing Instagram story is just another example of that.
Martin, who was the victim in the Dolphins infamous bullying scandal a few years back, posted this extremely worrying picture on his story, with the provocative quote, "When you're a bully victim and a coward, your options are suicide or revenge."
Jonathan Martin with some seriously disturbing stuff here... pic.twitter.com/mbFf4jGPQG— 12up (@12upSport) February 23, 2018
His Instagram is verified, but set to private and strangely has no avatar photo.
Needless to say, that's a serious cry for help, and also a pretty serious threat. The fact that he tagged his high school in the process only made things worse.
In fact, the social media post was taken so seriously that Harvard-Westlake shut down all of its campuses for the day because of the threat.
Threat on social media prompts Harvard-Westlake to close Studio City campus Friday https://t.co/QPu3vYqPoK— KTLA (@KTLA) February 23, 2018
The news report quotes that the school was shut down to a threat made by a student who attended the high school over a decade ago, and stated Martin's quote as well. Considering Martin attended the school in 2006, it's sadly a perfect match. The unfamiliar names tagged in the Instagram story above Incognito and Pouncey were, unfortunately, Harvard-Westlake classmates, as the Los Angeles Times confirmed.
Stories like these just make you sick to your stomach, and this kind of behavior by someone so many years removed from that high school is a deep look into his mind.
Hopefully this sparks Martin to get the help he so desperately needs...