Shooting In First Period

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Robin Lyons BlogBLOG POST #178: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a 12-year-old middle school student.

I haven’t experienced a school lockdown, but I imagine it’s frightening. Even the toughest kids most likely become fearful when their classroom door is locked, the windows covered, and they’re told to huddle in a corner.

Making it even scarier is how long it takes to hear “all clear.” Kids can be held in classrooms for many hours. There may be a crime scene to process, there may be an assailant roaming the halls, key people may have been harmed causing the best emergency preparedness plans to become derailed. Meanwhile on the perimeter, parents become frantic with worry.

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Kill Everyone On Monday

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More schools welcomed students back this week. Hopefully, you saw a fair share of sweet first day photos on Facebook.

You also may have seen on the news last week, a report about a stabbing during an assembly on the first day of school. Days later it was reported the boy liked the girl. The girl wanted to be friends and nothing more. The teen was arrested.

A ‘first-day’ incident that didn’t make the national news was a teen spouting off at his fast-food restaurant job about harming others on the first day of school. The teen was arrested.

BLOG POST #159: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a 14-year-old high school freshman.

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School Threats

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You maybe didn’t know the peak time for school threats and violence tends to be in the first or last trimester of the school year.

In my opinion, students who dread school for a myriad of reasons snap at the beginning of the new school year once they see school life is no better and maybe worse than the previous school year. During the spring semester, as school is winding down, bullying is in full swing.

Often, threats are a reaction rather than an objective. Regardless of the sad circumstances, school threats are a crime.

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Foiled Middle School Shooting

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A foiled school shooting plot is always a good thing. I wish there would be more press time and evaluation about what lead to the plot in the first place.

BLOG POST #148: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving two middle school boys.

Hear Something—Say Something

When a student overheard a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old plotting a Columbine-style shooting for a specific Friday in January, the student reported the information to authorities.

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Wounded But Not Broken

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Friday, April 20, 2018, will be 19 years since the mass school shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

On that day, twelve students and one teacher were fatally wounded. Twenty students and one teacher were physically wounded and survived. Three more students were wounded while fleeing and also survived.

BLOG POST #146: This week, I’m sharing research on wounded but not broken, survivors of the Columbine High School Massacre.

The entire student body, staff, families, and the community all experienced a horrific event that day. Many continue to suffer from post-traumatic stress. Some people heal publicly—others heal privately.

It was lunchtime at the school. And it was a lovely April day in Colorado. Kids were outside on the lawn, inside the cafeteria, in the library… and then…

Twenty-One Wounded

Teacher, age 35. Hit by broken glass and shrapnel in the shoulder. Finished the school year and began the next school year. Unable to continue, she took a leave of absence. She no longer works at Columbine High School.

Student, age 18. Shot in the knee, shoulder, and foot. Maintains a low profile.

Student, age 18. Shot in the shoulder, hand, arms, and thigh. Maintains a low profile.

Student, age 18. Shot in the chest, arms, and abdomen. Friend next her was killed. Maintains a low profile.

Student, age 18. Shot in the knee. Went on to attend college, work in carpentry, and moved from Colorado.

Student, age 17. Shot in the shoulder, hand, and neck requiring tissue replacement. Became a registered nurse for a period. Now a public speaker. Married with four children.

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