Restless Teen

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

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Robin Lyons, Author True-Crime ResearchWhile schools have been closed due to COVID-19, state and federal judicial systems are continuing to deliver sentences for crimes related to schools.

BLOG POST #231: This week, I’m sharing research on a true-crime involving a bored teenager.

Small towns make restless teenagers, especially in the summer, when schools aren’t in session. I get it—I was a bored teen growing up in a small, rural town. But destructive acts are not the answer.

Male body parts, racial slurs, swastikas, ‘88’ (a Hitler reference), and obscene comments about a woman were painted on local schools. The racial slurs bumped the misdemeanor crimes to hate crimes—felonies. Read More

The Worst Kind of Friends

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True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates. Posts about real school tragedy, crime, and/or events can be upsetting.

Robin Lyons, author websiteParents will want to read about these two guys who were the worst kind of friends there could be working in a school setting.

BLOG POST #218: This week, I’m sharing research on two specific crimes involving an Assistant Middle School Principal and a Transportation Manager from the same school district.

Transportation Manager

He worked with children for five years before advancing to managerial positions. By the time of his arrest, he’d been with the school district for thirteen years. Read More

Misguided Desires

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Does your teenage son or daughter text with a teacher? Are they friends on social media? If yes is your answer to either question… you need to keep reading.

BLOG POST #216: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a middle school teacher. Read More

Greed and the Perfect Audit

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Robin Lyons blogBLOG POST #211: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a school district chief financial officer.

As the chief financial officer in the K-12 school district with close to thirty-five thousand students, his salary was one of the highest in the district. He’d been with the district twenty-five years.

High Marks

For twenty-four years, the school district’s independent auditors gave the school district high marks for their excellent financial practices. As would be expected, the superintendent proudly spoke to the school board about this incredible achievement.

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Disturbing Middle School Principal

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If you have a daughter in middle school, this post will be of particular interest to you.

BLOG POST #210: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a middle school principal.

He’d been with the school district for ten years. First, hired as an elementary teacher, and then quickly moved up in ranks to assistant principal. Eight of his ten years were in school administration.

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