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Information for parents, grandparents, and those who care about children.

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

The cases are disturbing. Schools try to provide a safe learning environment, but they’re underfunded, understaffed, and need more training. **Explicit Content Ahead**

Should you become aware of a person who you believe may be a danger to someone at a school, NEVER attempt to handle the situation yourself. See or hear something – say something by REPORTING your suspicions to school administration or law enforcement.

If you’ve experienced school violence, have suicidal thoughts or know someone who needs help please 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.

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Extracurricular Sex Crime

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

Robin Lyons BlogDo you have children or grandchildren in a martial arts school? If you do, you’ll be especially interested in the case research shared below. Cases like this can and do happen where you live. Thankfully, most extracurricular athletic programs are run by decent, upstanding people.

BLOG POST #194: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving an elementary school teacher.

Karate Lessons

Before receiving his K-6 Teaching Certificate, the twenty-something young man worked as an assistant instructor at a karate academy—the type of program where children go after school and on weekends.

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Death Journal

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

Robin Lyons blogBLOG POST #193: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving two 17-year-old high school students.

All it takes is an anonymous call and an astute Sheriff’s Office to thwart a potential school attack.

The tipster had seen one of the student’s journal entries detailing the plot against their school. Much of the evidence presented in court came from the students’ journals. Both teens had an obsession with the Columbine High School shooting and the perpetrators.

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Math Teacher Goes To Prison

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

 

Robin Lyons BlogBLOG POST #192: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a 40-something high school algebra teacher.

To combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation, the U.S. Department of Justice launched Project Safe Childhood in May 2006…. For more information -> Project Safe Childhood

Looking for Pedophiles

An FBI undercover agent posted on a popular messaging app, Kik, frequented by people who have pedophile interests—the app is still in use.

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Dumb Stunt On Snapchat Sent Two Teens To Prison

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

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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Face The Music

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

Robin Lyons BlogBLOG POST #190: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a young high school orchestra teacher.

His high school alma mater hired him as a teacher four years after he’d graduated. His tenure with the high school lasted less than two years.

Inappropriate Behavior

As his second school year began, so did communication between the teacher and two students—a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old. Then the subject matter quickly shifted to sexual content and photos on SnapChat.

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