Locker Room Assault

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Robin Lyons Fiction AuthorBLOG POST #212: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving two high school football players.

The Bet

Two football teammates made a harmless small bet on a basketball game. The boys were also friends. The one who’d lost the bet promised to pay his friend as soon as he had money.

A few weeks later, after football practice, in the locker room, one boy pushed the other and asked about the money. When the boy who’d been pushed asked his friend to stop pushing him, the friend replied with, “What are you going to do about it?”

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Greed and the Perfect Audit

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Robin Lyons blogBLOG POST #211: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a school district chief financial officer.

As the chief financial officer in the K-12 school district with close to thirty-five thousand students, his salary was one of the highest in the district. He’d been with the district twenty-five years.

High Marks

For twenty-four years, the school district’s independent auditors gave the school district high marks for their excellent financial practices. As would be expected, the superintendent proudly spoke to the school board about this incredible achievement.

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Disturbing Middle School Principal

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If you have a daughter in middle school, this post will be of particular interest to you.

BLOG POST #210: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a middle school principal.

He’d been with the school district for ten years. First, hired as an elementary teacher, and then quickly moved up in ranks to assistant principal. Eight of his ten years were in school administration.

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Citizen’s Academy Part I

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Robin Lyons BlogAre you interested in how your law enforcement functions? Are you a mystery, suspense, or thriller writer who’d like to know about law enforcement? This post may be of particular interest to you.

BLOG POST #209: This week, I’m sharing information on a Citizen’s Academy I attended.

Most law enforcement agencies have a Citizen’s Academy. The one through my local sheriff department was a free sixteen-week course held one evening each week, plus one ride-along with a deputy.

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Illegal Sex Acts

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Robin Lyons BlogIf you have children in school, I’m sure you’ll feel the same as I do about this case—thankful one more teacher who shouldn’t have been one in the first place is removed from the classroom.

BLOG POST #208: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a kindergarten teacher.

She’d been an elementary teacher for eight years when her ex-boyfriend was investigated for sexual battery against a child—his four-year-old daughter. His wife notified the authorities when their daughter told her what he’d done to her private parts.

A forensic examination of his electronic devices found two-year-old videos sent to him from his ex-girlfriend, the teacher.

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