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Robin’s research is on true crimes occurring at or connected to schools.  Most cases are disturbing. If you thought schools were safe, continue reading.

If you become aware of a person at or connected to a school who you believe may be a danger to someone, NEVER attempt to handle the situation yourself. REPORT your suspicions to school administration or law enforcement.

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

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Cold-Blooded Vengeance

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Summer is a time when it’s more likely friends will have sleepovers. Days are long. School’s on break. Parents usual relax curfews.

Although the case research I’m sharing in this post didn’t occur during the summer, it should serve as a reminder to parents—never drop your guard.

BLOG POST #161: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving three middle school girls.

Evil Backstabber

Shortly after the new school year had begun, one young teenager was sleeping over at her friend’s house. They watched TV and chatted about boys. The typical stuff you’d expect 13-year-old girls to do.

Unbeknownst to the girl who had invited the friend to spend the night, it was a ruse—you might say.

On Monday, after the sleepover, school security learned the so-called ‘friend’ and another girl had plotted to kill the girl who’d invited the friend to spend the night a few days earlier.

Twisted Motivation

If you’re like me, you’re asking what would drive 13-year-old girls to kill. Apparently, it doesn’t take much these days.

The intended victim had previously attended school in the school district but left in the third grade. Transferring back was not much different than never attending there at all. She had to make new friends.

One of the friends she made was a boy, he liked her. Unfortunately for her, the boy was the ex-boyfriend of one of the alleged co-conspirators.

The Day Of Reckoning

The eighth-grade girls reportedly brought knives to schools and plotted to lure the new friend into the woods where they planned to kill her and dump her body into a creek. The sheriff believed the motive to be jealousy.

Both girls were arrested and charged with felony conspiracy to commit murder. Due to this case remaining in juvenile court, it’s unknown what consequences may have resulted from their actions.

The intended victim lucked out. Too often, children succeed in killing other children. There are cases where a child accidentally kills another child. It’s the disturbing cases with intent and success that truly boggle the mind. Were there warning signs parents may have missed? I’m sure all the parents involved in this case wonder the same thing.

What are your thoughts about this case? Join the conversation on the website. We talk about the sensitive subject of crimes occurring at or connected to schools. Your relevant comments are always welcome on the Research Blog.

Do you know of a school crime you’d like to share? Email me so we can discuss the details.

Thanks for reading!

-Robin

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Deplorable Teacher Behavior

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I have friends who are teachers. They’ve spent many years obtaining their teaching certificates. Also, they’ve spent many hours building their careers. Often, they work off the clock to grade and plan.

It’s incomprehensible to me that someone would go to great lengths for a career and then throw it away because of a sexual attraction to underage children. But then, I don’t understand how an adult can be sexually attracted to a child and frankly it makes me angry.

BLOG POST #160: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a middle school science teacher.

Short Career

He began as a substitute teacher in 2007. Less than ten years later he was convicted of receiving child pornography from middle school students he taught.

It is unknown if his obsession with underage boys began before the crime with which he was convicted.

He befriended several students and regularly chatted with them during his off-duty time through texting and social media. One student, in particular, appeared to be his favorite. When arrested, his cell phone screen saver was of the favorite student, and a photo of him sat on his bedside table.

Downward Spiral

Based on court documents, the favorite student showed the teacher a nude photo of another student. The teacher asked to be sent the photo. He testified he wanted to confront the student about the inappropriate image.

The teacher was sent the photo. However he didn’t confront the student nor did he report the incident which was a requirement in the school district.

Rather than deal with the situation, he asked for more photos of other students. He texted, “I wanna see peeps I know.”

The communication between the teacher and the student quickly became more and more inappropriate. They discussed the size of male anatomy when aroused, critiqued male genitalia, and the teacher shared a video of him masturbating.

The favorite student successfully obtained and shared nude photos of specific classmates the teacher had requested. The boys had taken the images themselves in a variety of poses but never including their faces.

Incriminating Evidence

In addition to the inappropriate videos and photos of himself and students, the teacher also had multiple pornography websites bookmarked on his home computer featuring young boys and teenagers.

After ten minutes of deliberations, a jury found him guilty of one count of knowingly receiving images of child pornography through interstate commerce.

The court sentenced him to 10-years in federal prison. His scheduled release is in 2024, he’ll be 47.

What are your thoughts about this case? Join the conversation on the website. We talk about the sensitive subject of crimes occurring at or connected to schools. Your relevant comments are always welcome on the Research Blog.

Do you know of a school crime you’d like to share? Email me so we can discuss the details.

Thanks for reading!

-Robin

Coming Soon: UNKNOWN ALLIANCE

All School Marshal Novels are

available at Amazon

MAC is FREE when you join Robin’s Reader Club

School Threats

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

You maybe didn’t know the peak time for school threats and violence tends to be in the first or last trimester of the school year.

In my opinion, students who dread school for a myriad of reasons snap at the beginning of the new school year once they see school life is no better and maybe worse than the previous school year. During the spring semester, as school is winding down, bullying is in full swing.

Often, threats are a reaction rather than an objective. Regardless of the sad circumstances, school threats are a crime.

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Predator in the Classroom

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

The case research I’m sharing in this post is disturbing. It boggles my mind why an adult would want to harm a child in any way.

Teachers, in general, have long been considered someone a child can trust based merely on their job title. Sadly, this is no longer the case and possibly was a false belief all along.

Parents are the best judge of character for whom to trust to be alone with their child. I believe when parents are actively involved in schools, the odds increase that their child won’t be abused by a school employee.

BLOG POST #158: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a fourth-grade teacher.

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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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