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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Mentoring Troubled Youth

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BLOG POST #171: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime that occurred a few years ago involving a high school Dean of Academy and a 17-year-old student.

New Job

The 50-something man was selected from a pool of about 50 applicants and had been with the high school serving as the Dean of Academy and family outreach coordinator for two months.

The newly hired Dean of Academy was known as a community organizer and youth minister in the area for decades nicknamed ‘Rev,’ a familiar face, often worked with police and helped gang members turn their lives around. 

The 17-year-old student—an at-risk teen—primarily raised by his grandmother because his mother was incarcerated didn’t trust ‘Rev’ at first but soon shared his personal struggles. Rather than help the boy, ‘Rev’ recruited him to sell marijuana.

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That’s What They Do To Snitches

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Thank you for reading my weekly posts. I don’t know about you, but I’ve come to the conclusion nothing is too bizarre when it comes to crime.

I’ve also come to understand when your family has lost a relative to a heinous act, reliving the pain through the court testimony often drags on for years as it has in the case I’m sharing information on in this post.

BLOG POST #160: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving high school classmates hanging out on a Sunday afternoon.

Plot To Run Away

Ten teenagers and one adult plotted to run away. One new member of the group, a 15-year-old, voiced her decision to not join the others.

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Bully At The Top Of The Stairs

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Kids are mean. It’s a fact. I’m talking about bullies. Something has to be done to stop bullying. But what can be done?

Should schools deal with bullying when it occurs on school grounds? Should school be held liable when injuries result from bullying on school grounds?

BLOG POST #142: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving an elementary school bully.

Young Bully

The victim began being bullied in first grade. The bullying reached a dangerous level when the boy was in fourth grade.

To address budget cuts, many schools have reduced nonessential positions such as hall monitors. When schools have hall monitors, does that lower the incidents of bullying? It’s impossible to know. There weren’t hall monitors at the school in this case.

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Don’t Like Mondays

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With every school shooting, you can expect long lasting heartache. And the tentacles of pain can be far reaching, beyond the families directly affected by the cruel act.

BLOG POST #135: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a 16-year-old female.

Not Your Typical California Day

On what appeared to be a typical California day in January, shots rang out as an elementary school principal was opening the gates to the school.

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