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

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

Disclaimer:  All data and information provided on this site is for information and research purposes only and not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Criminal cases may have been appealed or verdicts overturned since a case was researched.  All information is provided on an as-is basis. The opinions expressed by individuals providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Robin Lyons.

 

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The Teenager’s Escalating Behavior

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

If you listen to the mainstream news, it’s been a rough week. There was another school shooting. A North Carolina sophomore shot and killed a classmate.

When the school representative was interviewed, he said it started with bullying and escalated from there.

So far this year, in the U.S., there have been 22 school shootings resulting in 35 people killed—28 were students, and 77 people injured. That’s beyond sad.

It makes me wonder if our correctional system has more young people incarcerated than ever before. The case referenced in this post is part of the equation.

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The Bullied Student Who Persevered

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

As we’re nearing the end of October, Bullying Prevention month also winds to a close. Sadly, incidents of bullying remain on the rise.

BLOG POST #166: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving middle school boys.

Since the bullying, in this case, happened at the middle school level, here are some startling facts from the StopBullying.gov website about middle school bullying:

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Recording A Bully

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

I’ve said this before and will say over and over—schools aren’t equipped to stop bullying without cooperation from parents and possibly law enforcement. Teachers and principals aren’t police officers, bullying is hostile, it’s angry, and dealing with it is asking too much from an educator.

Many parents feel helpless and hopeless when it comes to dealing with their child’s bully. They expect the school can and should “nip it in the bud.” This case is a perfect example of how frustrated parents are about bullying.

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Cyberbully

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

October is Bullying Prevention Month (as well as many other important causes). I’m going to start the month with a case that prompted a change to state law.

BLOG POST #163: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a 16-year-old who ended his life because of cyberbullying.

All American Boy

He was a high school sophomore and an Eagle Scout. In the four months before his death, he went from a happy kid who liked to bug his brothers to a teen pushed to suicide.

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