The Teen Who Wanted Retribution

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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Robin Lyons, author websiteBLOG POST #223: This week, I’m sharing research on a true-crime involving a recent high school graduate.

The 19-year-old was in a bad place, mentally. He’d overdosed on prescription drugs and was receiving treatment when he talked about his desire to “shoot up” his high school.

During his treatment, he shared he’d been bullied and wanted retribution.  Read More

The Boy With No Friends

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True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates. Posts about real school tragedy, crime, and/or events can be upsetting.

Robin Lyons, Author websiteEven in a small rural community with a population of approximately 5,000 people, schools are also vulnerable to a school shooting.

Whether you live in a large urban area or a small rural town, if you have children in school, you’ll find this case interesting.

BLOG POST #217: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a 14-year-old school shooter. Read More

Deadly Solution

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Robin Lyons BlogBLOG POST #201: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime about a school shooting involving two 16-year-old high school students.

The bullying had escalated to the point where the boy who’d been bullied took a stolen gun he’d acquired to his school that had no metal detectors and at the time, didn’t do bag searches.

He Said

According to the shooter’s statement, the Friday before the shooting, he’d been in an off-campus fight with boys. Over the weekend, there were texts circulating about who had won the fight.

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Small School – Big Crime

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Robin Lyons BlogBLOG POST #199: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a high school freshman.

A few years ago, in a small, high desert town, before leaving for school that morning, a 14-year-old freshman packed into her backpack, a 9mm semi-automatic handgun with 18 rounds of ammunition. The high school had been in session for a couple of weeks.

Her family had lived in the town for six months. At the time of the incident, the small high school had an enrollment of 290 students.

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Dumb Stunt On Snapchat Sent Two Teens To Prison

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Robin Lyons BlogBLOG POST #191: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving two teens who thought a fake school threat would be funny.

Not Funny

The two boys, one age 18 and the other 19, previously attended the high school they targeted. But it was all to pull a prank on a friend.

They created a Snapchat account in the friend’s name. Grabbed some photos from the friends’ social media accounts and posted them to the fake Snapchat account. One photo was of the friend holding a gun—another person’s gun.

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