Back-to-School 2020

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

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It’s back-to-school time across the U.S. As students return to schools, a few will be bullies resuming their pattern of perpetual torment.

BLOG POST #243: This week, I’m sharing an update to a true-crime case shared previously about a 16-year-old bullied high school student. Read More

Foot Pursuit

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

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Robin Lyons, Fiction AuthorBLOG POST #238: Research on a true-crime involving a 32-year-old man.

Can you imagine chasing after sexual predators all day at your job?! Thank goodness there are law enforcement officers who specialize in investigating online child exploitation and sensitive crimes. They make an immense difference every day, and yet few people are aware of what they do.

When the 32-year-old man in this case requested to be friends on Facebook with a 14-year-old girl who lived over 350 miles away he didn’t know he became friends with an undercover sheriff’s officer.

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Retired Life

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

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Robin Lyons, author websiteLast month, schools may have been canceled, but the court system was busy sentencing for school-related crimes.

BLOG POST #235: This week, I’m sharing research on a true-crime involving a retired elementary school principal.

He’d worked for the school district for 35 years before he retired and relocated to sunny Florida. As many principals do, he started with the district as a teacher and promoted to principal.

I believe just because someone is a good teacher doesn’t automatically make them the right candidate to be a good principal. Whether or not this man was a good teacher or a good principal is not in question. He simply wasn’t a good person. Read More

Auto Shop Indecency

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

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What is far too common in these type cases is the teacher socializing with students after school or on the weekend. That’s a BIG RED FLAG.

It doesn’t matter if the relationship is consensual. Until a student is 18, a sexual relationship with an adult is against the law.

BLOG POST #232: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving an auto shop teacher and one of his students. Read More

Beware of Athletic Performance Programs

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

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Robin Lyons, author websiteSocial distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19 will be one for the history books. The staggering number of deaths to school closures to the postponement of the Summer Olympics—it’s a crazy time.

When school resumes, parents, students, and staff will need to also resume their vigilance in identifying behavior that is illegal, inappropriate, or potentially dangerous.

BLOG POST #226: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a high school athletic trainer. Read More