Science Teacher On The Run

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Robin Lyons School News BlogBLOG POST #177: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a 15-year-old high school student and her 50-year-old teacher.

It was her first year in public school. She’d been home-schooled through eighth grade.

He’d been with the high school for six years, teaching health sciences.

She’d been a student in his forensics class when another student said they’d witnessed the student and teacher kiss in his classroom. The accusation was unsubstantiated but the rumors were rampant and triggered the following events.

Crossing The Line

The morning the teacher disappeared with his student he’d left a note for his wife. He said he needed to get away and ‘clear his head.’ He took with him  $4,500 and two prescription refills of an erectile dysfunction medication.

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Open Meeting Law

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Recently, Los Angeles school teachers went on strike for better wages and working conditions. This made me think about the Louisiana teacher who at a board meeting in 2018, asked why the superintendent should have a salary increase when teachers hadn’t seen a raise in nearly ten years.

She was interrupted and ejected from the meeting, then arrested for Willful Disobedience. Do you remember this story? If not, here’s the post from April 2018: Willful Disturbance

I wondered if anything new had transpired since I wrote the original post. In researching, I found a lot had happened and decided it was worthy of an update.

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Misguided Obsession

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BLOG POST #173: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a 30-something high school band and orchestra teacher.

He’d been a teacher with the school district for eleven years when he was caught stalking and harassing students.

The Obsession

The teacher became fixated on a 17-year-old male student in his band class.

The teacher told the boy he had a crush on him.

There were invitations to house parties where alcohol was being served.

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Abuse of Power

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BLOG POST #172: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a middle school science teacher.

Being a school teacher involves so much more than teaching. Parents trust teachers to not only educate their children but also keep them safe. When a teacher violates that trust—whether it’s at school or not—too often, it’s criminal.

The Crime

This case involves a woman whose identity is protected because the abuse she suffered began when she was 10-years-old. And because she was a minor for most of the time she was abused, much of the case detail is also protected.

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Volunteering in 5th-Grade

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Sadly, there was a school shooting this week at a middle school in Indiana. The motive is unknown. Someone learned of the threat and called in to report it. The authorities acted fast, the school went into lock-down, and the only casualty was the shooter who took his own life. My heart hurts for all involved including the family of the deceased. Brave accolades go to the person who saw something and said something.

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BLOG POST #170: This week, I’m sharing research on specific criminal cases involving 5th-grade students—15 girls to be exact—a superintendent, school principal, math teacher, and teacher’s aide.

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