Elementary School Drug Ring

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Posts about real school tragedy, crime and/or events can be upsetting.

When students are involved in crimes, information is often protected. Most often the court documents are sealed.

Because the students, in this case, are so young, the case documents are protected. And because they are so young, I felt it was worth sharing.

I’m sure most people can’t fathom elementary students would be involved with drugs. Sadly, it happens in all socioeconomic groups.

BLOG POST #157: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving middle school and elementary school students.

Tipped Off

A resource officer at a middle school received a tip about illegal drug activity.

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Teacher On A Criminal Path

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Children go to school blindly trusting they will receive an education and learn how to socialize. When a trusted school employee does something criminal, it’s heartbreaking to the adults who understand and confusing to the students who don’t.

BLOG POST #151: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a second-grade teacher.

The second-grade teacher was a 47-year-old divorced mother of three living with two men, one of whom was on home detention for a previous crime. She’d been with the elementary school ten years.

Bad Influences

Following a tip, the local sheriff department dispatched deputies to the teacher’s home where they found drugs and paraphernalia.

The teacher’s housemates were arrested.

Upon finding the drugs at her home, additional deputies went to the elementary school where the teacher worked.

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The School Teacher Who Sought Revenge

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Robin Lyons' Blog Post #124If you’re reading this, you either care about children or me, or perhaps both. Whatever your reason, thank you for reading!

I know everyone’s short on time. To keep my posts as short as possible, I summarize cases. My posts might be a paragraph longer because I’ve decided to add a brief ‘Take-Away’ when relevant; my opinion on what might be a characteristic or behavior to watch for at school or home.

Are there more serious issues going on at school than what I’ve shared in this post? Absolutely. However, you just might see in an upcoming novel, a sub-plot inspired by this case.

BLOG POST #124: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a fourth-grade teacher.

She was married to an undercover police detective. After nine-years with the school district, one bad decision in her personal life ended her career and her marriage. Her colleagues were quoted to have said she was a devoted mother and a conscientious teacher.

Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned

When the former teacher found out her husband was having an affair she wanted revenge.

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Should School Teachers Be Drug-Tested?

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Robin Lyons' Blog Post #120Why aren’t school teachers drug tested? I don’t know of any school districts requiring teachers to pass a drug test, before or during their employment. If you know of one, please email me with the district name and location.

Schools typically require safety-sensitive positions, such as a bus driver, to pass a pre-employment drug test. And more often than not bus drivers are also required to undergo periodic and random drug and alcohol testing.

BLOG POST #120: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a 27-year-old second-grade school teacher with a drug problem.

A Classic Case

Too often a person prescribed pain medication for an injury of some sort becomes a drug addict. Their physician stops treatment, but the addiction remains. And then they turn to illegal drugs to self-medicate.

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The Teacher On A Downward Spiral Of Addiction

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Robin Lyons' Blog Post #109

When a school employee or other public service employee is arrested for illegal activities most people are disappointed and shocked. I know I continue to be saddened by the cases I research. If only there were a way to vet applicants so as to hire the very best.

Thank you for taking time from your busy life to read and learn about school news that often doesn’t make ‘the news.’

BLOG POST #112: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a high school special education teacher.

I’ve never known a heroin addict. After researching this case, I wondered…Was his drug use not noticeable?

And Then There Was One

A student found a syringe on the restroom floor. He gave the syringe to a teacher’s aide. The school notified local authorities and a criminal investigation ensued.

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