Bunker Hostage

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

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This case is struck a chord in my heart as a parent, grandparent, and as a former school bus driver.

Have you ever known anyone who prepares for the worst—often referred to as a Prepper? They may have a storage room filled with supplies or, in this case, a fully stocked, fortified underground bunker in his back yard.

BLOG POST #236: This week, I’m sharing research on a true-crime involving a decorated veteran who fell on hard times, became angry and paranoid, blaming the government for everything. 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

Bullied To Tears

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

For my 200th blog post, I’ve chosen the subject of bullying. In my opinion, bullying is the #1 problem in schools today. From all the research I’ve done and my work experience, I’ve come to believe much of the school violence stems from bullying.

It’s hard for parents to see their child come home day-after-day in tears from having been bullied at school or in this case on the bus. With that said. It’s never a good idea to deal with the bully on your own. Talk with the bully’s parents, the school principal, the superintendent, school board members, or perhaps law enforcement if the severity warrants that level of intervention or transfer to a different school.

BLOG POST #200: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a school bus invasion.

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Despicable School Bus Driver

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

Robin Lyons, author websiteBLOG 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 for 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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Teen Heroes

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Posts about heroic events are not upsetting.

BLOG POST #149: This week, in  honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d share a recent story you probably didn’t see on the news. A story about three teenage boys, any one of them a mom would be proud to call her son.

I’m sure you’ve heard the news event where the friends from high school were together on the train to Paris when a terrorist opened fire. Hollywood made a movie about the Americans heroes.

I thought of that story when I read about these boys. They didn’t fight off a terrorist but their instantaneous reaction to come to the aid of another is pretty astonishing for their age.

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