Research Blog

Welcome to Robin’s Research Blog!

For parents, grandparents, and those who care about children

Robin uses information from the true crime cases she shares here on the blog as inspiration for characters and plots in her School Marshal Mystery/Thriller series. 

The cases are disturbing. If you thought schools were safe, continue reading.

Should you become aware of a person at or connected to a school who you believe may be a danger to someone, NEVER attempt to handle the situation yourself. REPORT your suspicions to school administration or law enforcement. If you or someone you know needs help call:

US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255)

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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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Cocaine In The Classroom

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

Robin Lyons BlogBLOG POST #181: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a young high school English teacher.

You may remember seeing the video on the news. In the morning, students, from outside the classroom, recorded the teacher alone in her classroom doing drugs. Students alerted the principal and posted the video on social media which was widely viewed.

The local police were called and arrived to investigate late the same morning. A police officer walked the 24-year-old teacher out of the school in handcuffs. Students also recorded her leaving the school and posted this on social media as well.

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Unsafe Learning Environment

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

Robin Lyons BlogBLOG POST #180: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving the repeated bullying of a 13-year-old student. (Helpful resources at the bottom)

The homepage of the school’s website states, “Provide a safe and secure learning environment where students are able to work towards reaching their maximum potential.”

School mission statements need to be an action plan, not a sales pitch.

Mean Girls

A note wadded into a ball was thrown at the teen—“bitch” had been written on the paper.  On the bathroom wall, someone had penned she and her sister were “ugly as f—”

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School Computer Tech Confesses To Sex Crimes

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

Robin Lyons Blog PostBLOG POST #179: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a computer tech in a rural school district.

The rural school district, unknowingly, hired this sexual predator in 2005. During his employment as the person who maintained the district computers, he obtained approximately 10 pornography images of school district students, ages 15 and 16 years old he’d discovered on the students’ district-issued laptops.

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Shooting In First Period

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

Robin Lyons BlogBLOG POST #178: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a 12-year-old middle school student.

I haven’t experienced a school lockdown, but I imagine it’s frightening. Even the toughest kids most likely become fearful when their classroom door is locked, the windows covered, and they’re told to huddle in a corner.

Making it even scarier is how long it takes to hear “all clear.” Kids can be held in classrooms for many hours. There may be a crime scene to process, there may be an assailant roaming the halls, key people may have been harmed causing the best emergency preparedness plans to become derailed. Meanwhile on the perimeter, parents become frantic with worry.

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Science Teacher On The Run

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

Robin Lyons School News BlogBLOG POST #177: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a 15-year-old high school student and her 50-year-old teacher.

It was her first year in public school. She’d been home-schooled through eighth grade.

He’d been with the high school for six years, teaching health sciences.

She’d been a student in his forensics class when another student said they’d witnessed the student and teacher kiss in his classroom. The accusation was unsubstantiated but the rumors were rampant and triggered the following events.

Crossing The Line

The morning the teacher disappeared with his student he’d left a note for his wife. He said he needed to get away and ‘clear his head.’ He took with him  $4,500 and two prescription refills of an erectile dysfunction medication.

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