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BREAKING: Ex-Dolphin Arrested After Threatening High School, NFL Players In Bizarre Instagram Post

UPDATED: 4:44 PM EST

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-Former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin was arrested Friday after he allegedly posted a threatening message on Instagram that caused a Los Angeles High School to close.  

-Martin allegedly posted this message to his Instagram story: 

-The message references Harvard Westlake High School and shows a shotgun with multiple rounds of ammunition lying on a surface. It reads, “When you’re a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge.”

-The message also tags current NFL players Mike Pouncey and Richie Incognito. 

Incognito and Pouncey allegedly bullied Martin while they were all members of the Miami Dolphins. That incident became national news and resulted in an NFL investigation after Martin went public with the allegations. 

-Martin said in a message announcing his retirement from football in 2015 that he once attempted suicide during his NFL playing career. 

Harvard Westlake High School closed Friday as a precaution. LAPD said that the closure was because of actions by a “former student of the preparatory school [who] apparently used Instagram to say he wanted to seek revenge for alleged bullying he underwent when he attended one of the school.”

-In a statement obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Harvard Westlake said: “The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is always our primary concern. So, out of an abundance of caution, we made the decision to close school today,” the email read. “The school’s private security team is working with the Los Angeles Police Department, which is present on both campuses. With these precautions in place, we believe there is no imminent threat to our campuses or our school community.”

Pouncy is still on the Miami Dolphins while Incognito plays for the Buffalo Bills. 

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


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You Can Donate To Support The Victims Of The Orlando Mass Shooting

The mass shooting in Orlando has taken at least 50 lives and over 50 more people are still fighting to survive in area hospitals.

You can make a difference.

Equality Florida, an LGBT civil rights organization has opened up a GoFundMe page to raise money to support the victims of the attack.

From the group:

“We are reeling from the tragic news that a gunman opened fire on the 2am capacity crowd at Pulse leaving 50 people dead and over 50 injured according to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

We are heartbroken and angry that senseless violence has once again destroyed lives in our state and in our country.

Gay clubs hold a significant place in LGBTQ history. They were often the only safe gathering place and this horrific act strikes directly at our sense of safety. June commemorates our community standing up to anti-LGBTQ violence at the Stonewall Inn, the nightclub that has become the first LGBTQ site recognized as a national monument.

We have received a steady stream of emails and messages from those seeking to help or to make sense of the senseless. We make no assumptions on motive. We will await the details in tears of sadness and anger. We stand in solidarity and keep our thoughts on all whose lives have been lost or altered forever in this tragedy.”

As of 12:00 PM EST, over $21,000 has been raised out of a goal of $100,000.

Click here to donate.

 

Cover Photo Credit: Tim Evanson/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

At Least Two People Shot In Shooting On UCLA Campus

At least two people have been shot on the University of California at Los Angeles campus during a mid morning event that seems to be ongoing.

According to local authorities, an active shooter is still on the loose.

The Daily Bruin, the student newspaper for UCLA reports that the shooter is wearing a black jacket and black pants and that he is a white male, around six foot tall.

This is breaking news. Stay with RISE NEWS.

Cover Photo Credit: Chris Radcliff/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Southwest Airlines Jet Skids Into Ditch At Nashville

7:23 PM EST: Several passengers are injured following a crash landing of Southwest flight in Nashville. The incident took place at the Nashville International Airport. The plane was traveling from Houston.

According to Natalie Neysa Alund a reporter for The Tennessean, three injuries are reported – two minor, one suffering chest pains.

The cause of the incident is unknown at this time.

 

Stay with RiseNews. This is a developing story.

All Los Angeles Schools Closed After Bomb Threat

Update: 11:01 AM EST

All Los Angeles schools have been closed for the day after a bomb threat was received by local authorities according to the Los Angeles Times.

The action has been taken “in an abundance of caution” according to school board president Steve Zimmer.

Teachers and other support staff are being asked to stay home and parents have been asked to pick up their children, if they have been dropped off at school already.

According to LA school superintendent Ramon Cortines, the threats were broad and involved multiple schools.

Cortines also said that he has asked local law enforcement authorities to safety check every school in the district.

Schools will be closed for the rest of the day.

According to CNN, the FBI is also involved in the investigation.

This is breaking news. Stay with Rise News. 

3 Stabbed At London Tube Station In Terror Attack, Police Say

December, 5th – 6:00 PM EST: A terrorist stabbed three people at an east London tube station Saturday evening. Police shot at him with a stun gun and arrested him.

One man sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Two others suffered minor injuries according to CNN.com

Police said the stabbing at the station was a terrorist incident.

Video shows the chaotic scene after the stabbings. According to various media reports the Muslim terrorist yelled: “This is for Syria”.

Stay with RiseNews as we monitor this developing story.

Juneau, Alaska Mayor Greg Fisk Found Dead

UPDATE – Tuesday, December 1rst, 11:00 PM EST: Juneau Mayor Stephen “Greg” Fisk Did NOT Commit Suicide Officials Confirm.

10:48 PM EST – The Mayor of Juneau, Alaska, Stephen “Greg” Fisk was found dead Monday afternoon, according to Juneau Police.

A man reportedly called 911 at 3:34 p.m. to report he had found a dead person inside a residence on the 400 block of Kennedy Street in Juneau, a statement from police said according to ktva.com

The mayor was recently elected, after winning an October election.

A investigation into the cause of his death is still ongoing.

This is a breaking news story. Stay with Rise News. More to come.

Photo: Greg Fisk for Mayor/Facebook

“Suspicious” White Powder Found In Brussels Mosque

Belgium security forces are currently investigating a “suspicious” white powder that was found at a well known mosque that is located close to the European Commission building.

According to Reuters, a person inside the Islamic and Cultural Centre of Belgium called into the local fire department saying that they thought they had found anthrax powder.

From Reuters:

“Reuters journalists saw about a dozen emergency vehicles, including police, outside the Islamic and Cultural Centre of Belgium, a large Saudi-established institution including a mosque situated 200 meters from the European Commission.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said it had taken a call from the mosque from a person saying they believed that they had found anthrax powder, prompting the deployment of specialist crews. There was no immediate word on what the substance was.”

More to come. Stay with Rise News. 

Russian Warplane Shot Down Near Syrian Border

UPDATE – 1:48 PM EST:
Russia deploys missile cruiser off Syria coast, ordered to destroy any target posing danger, Russia Today reports.

UPDATE – 11:53 AM EST: Turkey tells Reuters that both pilots are still alive

A Russian warplane has been shot down near the Turkey-Syria border.

CNN.com is reporting that Turkey first warned the plane: “Turkey says it issued 10 warnings to the aircraft that violated its airspace Tuesday before responding “within engagement rules” near the Turkey-Syria border.

Currently the Russian military is searching for the pilot. A video posted online by rebels meanwhile appeared to show a Russian pilot immobile on the ground, either badly wounded or dead reports BBC.com.

In a twist, the Turkish government is now saying that both pilots are still alive and that Turkey is working to bring them to their territory.

According to Reuters the aircraft did not identify itself to the pair of Turkish F-16s that intercepted it in Turkish airspace. After multiple warnings were issued the F-16s brought down the aircraft in the “Turkmen Mountain” area. The pilots apparently ejected from the aircraft. One is reported to have been captured by local Turkmen forces in Syria.

A video released earlier in the day apparently showed a dead Russian pilot, in opposition to the statement by the Turkish government.

(Warning for graphic content)

In a separate yet released incident: new video also apparently shows Syrian rebels destroying a downed Russian helicopter today as well. The helicopter was reportedly searching for the missing Russian pilots shot down by Turkish jets. The Syrian rebels were armed with American military technology.

WATCH: Syrian rebels destroy Russian helicopter with American arms

Stay with Rise News as we monitor this breaking news story.   John Massey contributed to this report.

8-year-old Girl Killed After Driving Car

Police in Kansas say an 8-year-old girl has died after the car she was driving ran off a roadway. The car landed in a embankment.

The 8-year-old has been identified as Cadence Orcutt of Troy, Kansas.

Orcutt was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle according to stjoechannel.com. The Doniphan County Sheriff’s Office pronounced her dead at the scene.

 

Orcutt lost control of the car and over-corrected to the left. The car then left the roadway and went down an embankment, where it overturned and landed on its top reports the cjonline.com.

Her grandfather, Dennis Eugene Meers, 56 was also injured. It is unclear whether he was wearing a seat-belt. He was taken to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Mo. He reportedly has minor injuries.

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