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Robin Lyons BlogBLOG POST #198: This week, because a new school year will soon begin (if yours hasn’t already), I’m sharing information on school safety.

With the new school year upon us, there has been a lot of talk on the news about bulletproof backpacks or ballistic backpacks. They also have inserts to make the pack even more impenetrable.

Some schools and businesses are installing emergency response shields near the fire extinguishers and AEDs (Defibrillators). The shields are smaller but similar to what you see law enforcement holding in front as they approach a scene when gunfire is occurring. There are also inserts that can be added to backpacks.

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Extracurricular Sex Crime

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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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In The School Storage Shed

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Robin Lyons Blog PostBLOG POST #188: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a school custodian.

A school is a finely tuned machine, running on less and less funding. Everyone has a job to do, and if there’s spare time, then chances are good that position will see the hours cut in the next school year.

The 40-something custodian, in this case, had way too much free time or wasn’t doing a very good job. What he did make time for was to set up an explosion-prone “one-pot” methamphetamine lab in a storage area on the K-12 campus with approximately 1,000 students in high school, middle school, and elementary grades.

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Despicable School Bus Driver

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Robin Lyons BlogBLOG POST #186: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a school bus driver.

This 40-something man had worked for the county seventeen years. He’d been a school bus driver for five years.

She was 9-years-old and a special needs student at the time of her sexual assault.

Unsafe Transfer

The victim had been transferred to a different school to serve her developmental disability better. She rode the bus to and from school—the last student to get off—she rode for approximately fifteen minutes alone.

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Living Large At The District’s Expense

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Robin Lyons Blog Post Living Large At The District's ExpenseBLOG POST #175: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a school business manager who embezzled $1.6 million.

The 50-something business manager worked for the rural school district for ten years before she put into place her embezzlement scheme. And the school district didn’t catch on for another ten years.

She made payments to herself and used district money for personal expenses. The accounting records were altered to show payments to legit vendors that never happened, and she changed payroll records showing employees had a higher income than they received. Those employees paid a total of more than $13,000 in income taxes to the IRS they didn’t owe.

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