Willful Disturbance

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Have you ever been to a school board meeting? How about a city council type meeting? Maybe you’ve wanted to listen to a discussion or speak to the council on a topic of interest.

They’re intimidating. There are rules. If you want to speak, you may be limited to a specific amount of time. You may be limited to specific topics. You may be unable to speak at all because your topic wasn’t on the agenda.

In researching this case, I learned something I didn’t know after serving six years on a school board.

BLOG POST 147: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a middle school English teacher—you may recall seeing this recently on network news.

Teachers Feel Undervalued

It had been close to ten years since the teachers in the school district had received a salary increase. The superintendent was set to receive a pay raise of more than $30,000 to his annual salary. The increase didn’t sit well with teachers.

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The School Teacher Who Couldn’t Cope

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Robin Lyons' blog post #125As you read this, it’s likely your children, grandchild, nieces, or nephews may be back in school. It’s hard to keep up with the varying school start/stop dates across the US.

My grandchildren are back in school. And I’m back on the lookout for anyone suspicious who’s lurking near, working at, or attending schools, hopefully, you are too.

BLOG POST #117: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a high school teacher.

Monday Morning Dread

It was Monday morning when a local 911 call center received a call from someone who said there would be a shooting and explosion at three area schools. Law enforcement was dispatched to the schools. All three were evacuated and searched finding nothing suspicious.

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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 #112: 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’s Lucrative and Illegal Side-Hustle

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Hello! It may not seem like it, but I have high regard for school teachers. Just spending all day ‘on stage’ sounds exhausting. And then they teach to different intelligent levels, different learning abilities, different discipline and support levels. Everything is uncontrollable factors influencing the outcome.

It takes a special person to be a teacher. The pay is relatively low, and the reward is short lived as the students move on to the next grade, and the task begins anew.

When a teacher crosses the line, it’s always surprising and disappointing. It makes me think that person should never have been a teacher in the first place. I believe administrators choose to ignore warning signs or in this case clues of wealth.

BLOG POST #108: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving an elementary school teacher.

You Won’t Get Rich On A Teacher’s Salary

The teacher was one of sixteen people who participated in a scheme to defraud the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps and WIC – Women, Infant, and Children).

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The School Principal’s Double Life

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BLOG POST #78: This week I’m sharing my research on a 33-year-old elementary school principal.

The month-and-a-half long investigation began with an anonymous tip about the school principal’s brother.

A search of the brother’s home found heroin and methamphetamine. From that drug bust, law enforcement learned of the school principal’s involvement.

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