Breaking Up Can Be Deadly

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Robin Lyons BlogWhen you’re in high school, being popular doesn’t necessarily make life easier. It can be just as difficult as being the lowest kid in the pecking order.

Like everyone, popular kids have a negative voice in their head telling them they’re fat or worthless, etc. Popular kids can come from turbulent homes.

BLOG POST #123: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a popular high school student.

You’d think the popular football player, recently crowned Homecoming Prince, would be on top of the world. Instead, like so many teenagers, he kept his troubles inside.

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The Tragic Death Of A Caring Educator

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Robin Lyons' Blog Post #129My thoughts and prayers go out to all who’ve lost their loved one, to those injured, and to those who were frightened by a school shooting event.

Perpetrators of school shootings act for a broad range of reasons. And it isn’t always a student looking down the barrel of a gun.

BLOG POST #121: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific case involving a special needs teacher and her estranged husband.

Not Happily Ever After

The teacher and her husband dated for four years before they married. He was a pastor with a criminal history. She was known as a caring educator with a special affinity for working with children with learning disabilities.

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Alumni Shooter at the Middle School

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Schools have safety policies, they perform drills to prepare for possible shooter scenarios, and they have put in place best practices. I’d venture a guess that most if not all schools now require visitors to ‘sign-in’ at the office and be issued a temporary visitor badge.

Sadly, there is no way to prepare for the school shooting in the case I’m sharing research on in the post.

BLOG POST #119: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific school shooting case involving a former middle school student.

Old Stomping Ground

On the day of the shooting, he first went to a sporting goods store to purchase ammunition for the high powered rifle he’d borrowed from his father without his father’s knowledge and had placed in the trunk of his car. Then he stopped for a fast food lunch before arriving at the middle school he attended twenty years ago.

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Gunslinger At The Middle School

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School violence, when it takes a deadly turn, is hard to comprehend. For as long as there have been schools, there have been fights between students. But school violence now happens far too frequent.

BLOG POST #113: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving middle school students.

Because it was an intensely cold winter morning, the middle school started two hours late.

Better To Have Stayed Home

The 14-year-old student skipped his morning classes to prepare for his afternoon assault.

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A Plan To Murder Bullies

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Robin Lyons' Blog Post #110Whether it’s a case of school violence or about bullying, the two crimes are often connected. When bullying goes unreported it becomes he said/she said and too often the victim becomes the criminal.

In my opinion, parents and grandparents should continuously talk about bullying with children and stress it’s okay to speak up, in fact, it’s imperative.

BLOG POST #102: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving two high school boys and their plan to kill.

Two boys, a 14 and a 15-year-old made a plan to kill faculty and students at their high school.

Loose Lips Foil Plans

Thankfully, kids talk. The two boys had to have said something to someone who took their intentions seriously and told the school administration. The school administration detained the two boys and searched their backpacks.

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