"So, out of an abundance of caution, we made the decision to close school today", the email read.
Kway said the department was unable to publicly confirm that Martin's Instagram stories post was what caused the shutdown.
The message added that the school's private security team was working with LAPD officers, who were present on campus.
In response to the posting and the potential threat being made, Harvard-Westlake was shut down for the day in an effort to protect the students and staff. "You let your demons go", Martin shared upon retiring, "knowing that, perhaps, sharing your story can help some other chubby, goofy, socially-isolated, sensitive kid getting bullied in America who feels like no one in the world cares about them".
"The investigation is continuing, but rest assured we believe there is no threat to any school in the LA area", the LAPD said in a statement.
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Several media outlets, however, including the Los Angeles Times and KABC-TV, were told by law enforcement sources that the person questioned was Martin.
"I don't think people were really that anxious being there", junior Nikki Smith, who waited at school with other bus riders, said. It also included Martin mentioning former Dolphins teammates Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey, who were at the center of the bullying scandal that featured Martin himself with the Dolphins back in 2013 (more on all there here).
Martin referred to his "white private school conditioning" as a reason he tolerated verbal abuse, according to a 2014 report issued in the wake of the National Football League bullying scandal.
Martin was bullied by Dolphins teammates in 2013, according to an independent report commissioned by the NFL. "Neither black nor white people accept you because they don't understand you".
TheChronicle reported that the post prompted the athletic department at Harvard-Westlake to reexamine its approach to monitoring the wellbeing of student athletes.
"At Harvard-Westlake, we try to teach with everything that we do, including teaching how to do things the right way and teaching what's the right way to be with every single thing we do - arts, academics, athletics, operations, everything", Barzdukas said in the article. "I think that we will continue to try to improve upon that".